During this project I learnt a lot through creating the final product and the process. I became familiar with the design specifications because I was able to apply them to my final product of my graphic novel. I also learned how to use many different tools to assist me through the process and the final product. I learned how to use Adobe Illustrator and the tools within it. I learned how to use the text tool, the pen tool, brushes and the rectangle tool. I also learned how to use the pen tool to create a template for a graphic novel design. I also learned how to add bleeds to my design. I think another large thing I learned use the Intuos 5. This is a good thing to learn because now I am able to draw on a pad onto my computer. At first I found it difficult to use but then I got the hang of it and am able to use it easily. I also learned how to use Evernote. I had to submit all my work on Evernote. I think it is a very helpful tool because I can work on Evernote and clip articles which allowed me to share my research easily. Through creating a graphic novel, I think it helps express the theme and the mood of the Empire of the Sun visually. The use of visuals helps to reinforce a particular message. Since my audience is my peers visual aid is helpful in conveying the complicated themes and conflicts on the novel Empire of The Sun. Since this is a tough concept to understand about World War Two, visual aid helps to convey these messages and topics in the novel. Technology also facilitates the communication of ideas because my audience who are my age can relate to technology. Technology is also modern and interesting since the panel sequence can be accessed anywhere. Also I think that technology just makes the overall design more “crisp” it is easy to follow and drawings are clear. I think that perspective can change through the use of visuals because if I drew the panel sequence in Dr Ransome’s perspective, he would have a completely different view of the war and what is going on then Jim. Also different perspectives would allow the panel sequence to have a completely different mood, theme or concepts. Images are meaningful because you can see setting and gesture as well as angles and colour which conveys important concepts, conflicts, and moods of the panel sequence. Therefore by using images it is a lot easier to explain aspects to people, who may not know much about the issue. Also I think people find it easier to understand something or relate to something if it is visual because they can see it and use their imagination to relate to the story. Some challenges I faced was learning to use Adobe Illustrator. I believe that Illustrator has many functions and uses which could be bad for someone who doesn’t know much about how to use it. Therefore, I ran into many challenges as to how to do simple aspects like change the colour of my pen. If I were to do this project again I would definitely do some things differently. I would start by getting more feedback throughout the process so I could see if I was on the right track and adding the right work. I would also change the style of my graphic novel to just gloomy. I don’t think through my design I showed a gloomy old fashion style. So for next time I would just have a gloomy style, without the old fashioned part. I would also try and spend more time on my drawings. I think that my mood and plot could be explained much more efficiently if I added more detail to facial expressions.
Today was design day, we learned many skills throughout the day using Adobe Illustrator and Evernote. These skills and techniques will aid me throughout the next 2 months to create a graphic novel about “Empire of the Sun.” Being able to use Adobe Illustrator will aid me in creating my graphic novel. Using Evernote will help me share my notes with my design teacher. I will share my knowledge on Evernote. By understanding who is our target audience is I will know what words to use and how complex to make my images and story. I still need to learn more about Adobe and how we are going to structure our story. My next step is to understand Adobe further and what I need to know to succeed.
I learned more about how companies are run and how adapting a company to a private limited company etc could be the way a entrepreneur stays competitive. Companies could become a public limited company and innovate through the public to stay innovative. There are so many ways companies could change to innovate. Also companies such as sole proprietor could innovate to stay competitive and there are ways that could be more challenging for sole proprietors because of limited expenses and unlimited liability. That could impact innovation for the company.
Different ownerships fits in with the global context because entrepreneurs have to respond to opportunities as to if they think they should switch ownership types. Like if the company was competitive with another company and they were worried about stealing an idea it would be good to switch to a public or private limited company. There are many changing opportunities also whether to switch to public limited company because the stock market is good or they need more money. There are many factors that could affect the response to changing opportunities
For the question how do entrepreneurs respond to the needs and wants of society. Most often entrepreneurs will respond to the needs and wants by innovating. They are innovating to satisfy the needs and wants on the people. Also they are innovating so they can remain competitive. The company that satisfies the wants of the people will become successful because they are giving the people what they want. For the question Is there an optimal form of business ownership. There is none a company has to decide on what kind of business it wants to be according to how well its doing. Whether they need to expand and make more money or stay a small businesses.
Before I thought that innovation was only for a product, but innovation can be innovation of a company etc. And changing the form of business could be way to stay competitive. Also before I thought that companies innovate to remain competitive when it can be a single person who competes different form of business.
An example of a real world situation is Lego. Lego is a private limited company meaning that is run by a small group of people and in this case it is a family. Most companies when expanding become a public limited company to have more support but Lego is still owned by a family.
I learned that industries are a group of companies working together because of a common interest. This showed me that even though companies must innovate to remain competitive. Companies can help each other to reach a common goal, for example a group of companies in a certain job field need to advertise their industry more they could work together to create an advertisement to raise awareness about their industry. Though once it comes down to what product in the industry to buy they are competitive. They will innovate when it comes down to which product to get.
This fits with the global context because individuals have to respond to changing opportunities. If there is an opportunity to further raise awareness on an certain industry, an individual has to respond to that by bringing together people in that specific industry and raise money for an advertisement. So it fits in the with global context. Also businesses will evolve over time and could struggle they could use the opportunity to join the industry in their field and help bring the company back up on it’s feet. If the company was struggling because of changing laws that is something that a industry could help with. They help people understand the laws and regulations in that industry and can try and convince the government to change.
For the question how do entrepreneurs respond to the needs and wants of society. Most often entrepreneurs will respond to the needs and wants by innovating. They are innovating to satisfy the needs and wants on the people. Also they are innovating so they can remain competitive. The company that satisfies the wants of the people will become successful because they are giving the people what they want. For the question what drives innovation. Innovation can be driven by the needs and wants of people. It could be driven by the company or the owner and what they feel. For the question to what extent should competitors work together. I believe that companies should work together, but only if they have a common interest. The companies could create an industry and use their common interest and promote it.
I now know that entrepreneurs must innovate in order to stay successful. Entrepreneurs could remain competitive while still working together. For example an industry could be created to advertise the interest. Then once it comes down to which product is chosen innovation comes in.
In Alberta, Canada the dairy milk farmer worked together event though they are competitive because the wanted to promote all dairy farmers in Alberta so their all over industry would become more successful. But once it comes down to which product is chosen then it becomes competitive.