Project 5: Group/Individual
Worth: 20%
Due: Various dates(see Calendar)
Deliverables: Task 1, 2, 3, & 4

Participation - Task 1 - Week 3

Short response (approximately 500 words): Let’s put your empathy interview skills to work. Find someone in your life - a friend, relative, or stranger - and ask them about the last time they had a bad customer service experience. Using your empathy listening skills, identify how the experience made the person feel and which needs were unmet by the experience. Suggest a couple of ways to meet those needs.

Formatting
Topic
POV
Design Thinking
Word Count
Formatting is clear, used times new roman font, size 12, spacing is 1.5.
Header and footer include student name, ID, and course details.

Word count is inserted at the end of the document.
The essay clearly identifies the topic of focus, and follows a proper sequence of Introduction, body, and conclusion.

Student gave the essay a relevant title.
Student is able to identify the persons’ Point of view.

The Point of View is clearly identified and explained.
The student applies the design thinking process step by step and is able to apply each level of the process to the situation. Word count is between 450 to 500 words.
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Participation - Task 2 - Week 9

As a team complete the “Business Model Canvas” provided by your instructor. Then you must briefly explain your canvas to the rest of the class – 3 minutes per team.

This will be done during class time. (Duration 20 minutes)

Completion
Presentation
Team Work
Team completed the Business Model Canvas The student is able to explain the Business Model Canvas in a clear manner within 3 minutes Student is participating and discussing points with the rest of the group through the 20 minutes preparation time given. Being an active member of the team
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Participation - Task 3 - Week 13

Pick a large company in the UAE and learn about its culture, structure, leadership, product or service, and market potential. Imagine it is three years from now. The company has failed completely. The CEO has been fired, and the company has collapsed. Based on what you knew three years ago, what sequence of events led to this complete implosion? You will do a 3 minute presentation in class about your findings.

Sequence
Presentation Skills
Visuals
Problem Identification
Timing
The presentation follows a proper sequence: starting with introduction of the company selected, full scenario, problem identification, and conclusion. The student is not reading, has clear eye contact, and is clearly prepared. Relevant visual aids used. Student is able to identify the reasons that lead the complete implosion of the company. 3 minutes (20 seconds more or less)
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Participation - Task 4 - Week 14

This session will be a summary and reflection on what we learned together about innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurship from this course.

Requirements:

  • With your group, discuss and review what you learned so far. How will you approach your career differently, whether it involves founding your own enterprise, joining a startup, joining an established enterprise, getting more formal education, entering public service, or any other pursuits?
  • Prepare some talking points with your team regarding your major takeaways for the course.
  • Prepare a brief "lessons learned" presentation using any format or media you wish (e.g., slides, video, etc.). Each team will be given about 5-10 minutes of time to present during class.

The goal is to aggregate and convey your teammates’ personal takeaways from the sessions, videos, readings, discussions, and other experiences of this course. Be as creative as you wish to make this both informative and engaging.

Sequence
Presentation Skills
Visuals
Problem Identification
Timing
The presentation follows a proper sequence: starting with an introduction of the topic, a brief explanation of lessons learned, and a conclusion.Each student explains the effect of this course on their career approach. The student is not reading, has clear eye contact, and is clearly prepared. Relevant visual aids used. The team is clearly prepared, and has worked together as a team, tasks were equally assigned, and individual strengths were put to use. 5 to 10 minutes
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