Round One: NYC/HK

 

University Stanford     university-ljubljana 

 

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ROUND ONE TEAM MEMBERS ACCEPT FIRST PLACE AWARD IN 2013 STUDENT BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN LJUBLJANA.

Created by Sinan Mihelcic and Derek Ouyang, the pilot Round One in 2012 involved two teams of students from Stanford University and Ljubljana University studying architectural design, economics, urban studies, and business. It was based primarily off of their experiences in Stanford University’s Project Based Learning Lab’s award-winning course titled Computer Integrated Architecture/ Engineering/ Construction Global Teamwork Project. The students were placed in mixed interdisciplinary teams and developed proposals for hypothetical university campuses in New York City and Hong Kong. The course focused on training the students in remote collaboration, urban research and design, matrix-based decision making, and integrated project delivery. This first iteration of GUDC won first place in the 2013 Student Business Conference hosted by the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana.

Number of participating students

10

Number of participating mentors

20

Total number of weeks

17

Estimated total number of man-hours

850

Throughout Round One, the leadership team engaged all participants in feedback surveys and gained insights into what aspects of the academic exercise were successful and which could be improved. Through a rigorous structure of meetings and deliverables, students improved their overall skills in digital tools and teamwork and learned to think through problems from both global and local perspectives. One of the teams experienced a strong sense of synchronicity and enthusiasm, while the other experienced a drop in motivation and interdependency, exemplifying the effect team dynamics have on overall project success. Both teams acknowledged the importance of effective communication and shared responsibility to be able to coordinate work across different time zones, especially when approaching deadlines. Almost all students wished for more engagement with professional mentors and more overall time on their projects.

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MEMBERS OF THE TWO TEAMS IN ROUND ONE.

 

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ROUND ONE PROJECT TIMELINE.

 

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ROUND ONE WORKFLOW AND TOOLS.

 

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MATRIX DECISION METHODOLOGY AND TOOL DEVELOPED IN ROUND ONE.

 

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TWO FINAL SELECTED SITES FOR CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT IN ROUND ONE.

 

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FEEDBACK FROM TEAM MEMBERS IN ROUND ONE.

 

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PRESENTATION OF GUDP ROUND ONE AT THE 2013 STUDENT BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN LJUBLJANA.

 

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SCREENSHOT TAKEN DURING LIVE PRESENTATION IN 2013 STUDENT BUSINESS CONFERENCE.

Team NY Final Presentation

Team HK Final Presentation


View all presentations from Round One at http://www.slideshare.net/gudc2012