Cyneford City: comes from the word “cynefin”, a place where a being feels its ought to live. It is where nature around you feels right and welcoming.
This project was about expressing one’s values through the elements of a city. As my partner, Sameera and I shared our values, we found that they were similar. We ended up with 5 values that we both shared. We worked together in the start of the design, like picking the setting, ideas of the buildings we should use, and how we could use these buildings to represent our values. The physical designing part, adding the buildings, creating the structures and making the roads was done by Sameera. Meanwhile, I worked on researching inspiration, and thinking of city name ideas that we felt fit the “vibe” that we were going for and that we wanted others to recognize. I had to work on this part a little bit out of school, but it wasn’t a problem because Sameera and I had already added each other on social media. To me, working with Sameera went smoothly. I have worked with Sameera for other projects before and am very familiar with her, as we have several classes together. Usually, I can find it difficult to share ideas with others, but Sameera is a considerate listener, who also knows when to engage in conversation. The first day we were able to finish more than half of the project, so I think that we did spend time efficiently. One thing I find that I could’ve done better, was my job in contributing to the visuals of the city. Specifically, the adding buildings and structures part. I assume Sameera found it tedious, having to put grass block and building one by one, and I could have asked if she wanted a break as I filled in for her. But, overall I think and hope that I did a decent job individually.