Friday, November 16, 2007

Putting it Together

This week in our group meeting the Dream Builders focused on finishing as much of our part (the Re-Store) as we could. We split split up the responsibilities, and each of us worked diligently to make the Re-store a successful link. We included information concerning the store hours, location (and a general map along with links to directions), and types of material accepted. We organized this information under a shop, donate, or volunteer heading. Overall, it was one of our most productive times together, because we were almost ready to submit to the editing group after only one meeting. We are confident that our work on the Re-Store link will provide much information, in an aesthetic layout, that will allow users to become familiar with this noble division of Habitat for Humanity in Anderson.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Questions for Shelby and rest of groups?

Our group got chosen to do the Restore part for Anderson's Habitat for Humanity. A couple questions we would like to post for Shelby and the rest of the groups include:

How Anderson's Restore got started?
Background information on Anderson's Restore (we can look up Habitat's nationwide facts online)?
How to make it appealing to college students and surrounding communities?
Whether she wants contact information for the Restore? Where it should be?
Maintain the same Restore symbol, with same colors?

Those are just a couple questions our group has in making our portion of Part 2 of the project.

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Final Proposal!

We really enjoyed finishing the proposal. We think it came out great and truely expressed how we want to impove the website! We are also ecstatic about working with Shelby to complete the website. We hope that she choices our proposal because we know that it will increase money donations as well as items for the Restore. Our basic goals were to maintain the identity of the Web site and the web address, make the Web site more appealing, easy to navigate, and easy to donate. We know we have a lot of competition. Everyones proposal was great, but we know that our proposal will meet the needs not only for Shelby and Habitat for Humanity but for the individuals visiting the site. We can not wait to hear back from Shelby on her imput and decision!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Finishing things up

The Dream Builders met again today to put everything together as a final product. We are very excited to present this proposal since we have seen this develop from basic ideas to an actual proposal. We did a little more editing on our pages, and added a few aesthetic touches to everything to make them more appealing.

We also had the chance to view the proposal of our fellow classmates, which helped us solve a few problems we had with developing a screen shot for our web page. We also saw that everyone had their own distinct style in developing the website which got us excited in knowing that we also will have our own style that will stand out.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Blog for week ending October 21st

This week was very productive because we got to have two team meetings. Our first was on Tuesday, October 16th and the second on Thursday, October 18th. During these two meetings we separated our individual duties as well as group duties that needed to be accomplished by the end of the week.
We laid down our format for the proposal, and since there is a lot that needed to be done we separated duties. I (Jon) was chosen to write a letter to Shelby and Habitat for Humanity explaining our proposal an what our mission statement was for the project. In return, Jaime searched background, Anna mission/vision statement. Overall our progress has been coming along and look forward to updating next week with new results.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Meeting 10/11

During our meeting we looked at some sample proposals, and got a general idea of how we wanted to organize ours. We discussed how we wanted to incorporate pictures into our logo. Also, we decided which part of the proposals each of us would work on until the next group meeting. This meeting was very productive because we were able to establish a framework for incorporating our ideas into our proposal.

Monday, October 8, 2007

In Class Ethics Consideration

Our example was the Ford Pinto. The Pinto was criticized for having a major design flaw that jeopordized the safety of its passengers. The Pinto, if hit from behind at the right angle, could explode due to the fuel tank being punctured. The Ford Motor Co. refused to redesign or recall the car. They decided it was more financially efficient to pay for the lawsuits that could arise from this problem rather than change the design of the car. As a result, Ford faced many lawsuits and criminal charges.