I thought the design showcase went extremely well and was very pleased with the feedback that I received. Personally I feel as though my site is a very necessary component in the understanding of ADHD, but I was not sure how the general public would react to it. The result was a lot of very deep conversations for about…the entire showcase which I did not mind because I was then presented with the opportunity to use words like comorbid :).
I also think it worked out well that Mike and I were next to each other since both of our products had the same target audience: those with ADHD. Our products complemented each other very well because his was a natural product ADHD kit and mine was a website…perhaps some partnership could be worked out in the near future? Hmmm.
I also really enjoyed checking out my colleagues’ products. It was great to see all the hard work that went into the showcase on the students’ part as well as the faculty! Everyone worked so hard and it was very evident.
If I were to change one thing about the showcase, I would maybe provide brochures at the door to the showcase. I think a lot of the people that walked in were quite overwhelmed by the amount of products that were in the room and a small map or guide with a blurb about each product might have been helpful. This could be particularly beneficial for investors who would then be able to read about the products beforehand.
All in all, I had a great time! A quick celebratory drink at Mo’s made it even better :) I plan on pursuing Rise Above after this class is over and am very glad I had this experience!