Making a Game Design Canvas

Making a Game Design Canvas

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I’ve been studying entrepreneurship for a little over two years now. In that time, I’ve learned that the most important document to make during a business’ start-up process is the business model canvas (http://diytoolkit.org/tools/business-model-canvas/). The canvas was made by Alexander Osterwalder and contains the necessary parts for making a functional business plan in an easy to read and flexible living document.

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How to make a portfolio website

How to make a portfolio website

The first thing that you are probably wondering is “what is a portfolio?” It’s fine to not know because most college students don’t when they first come to school. A portfolio is a selection of work and accomplishments that someone has done/completed over time, all put together in some type of format for employers to see what you have done and what type of individual talents you may have. For a student, your portfolio might be the deciding factor on whether you get a job. However, for Game Design students making a portfolio is a little different and can be very difficult.

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Asking For Help and Where to Get It

Asking For Help and Where to Get It

I know we have all reached a point in our classes here at RIT when we have had trouble on an assignment or have been confused about some part of a major project. Then we freak out thinking we are going to get a bad grade and fail the class. In my first year here at RIT I was facing the same problem. I was having a lot of trouble transitioning from high-school level work to college level work and instead of asking for help I kept quiet and tried to do everything by myself.

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Mastering the Art of Group Projects

Mastering the Art of Group Projects

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With this blog post I’d like to talk about something slightly scary: Group Projects. Whether it be for a class, a game jam, or a passion project, you will (without doubt) find yourself in a scenario where you must work with a group. Because group work can be daunting, it’s helpful to learn how to effectively work with a team. Mastering the art of group project organization will do more than help you during your years as a student, because the game development industry is all about large group projects!

So let’s get right into how you can make your group projects successful!

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There's a Club for Everyone!

There's a Club for Everyone!

If you love Science Fiction, then you should be a member of RIT’s science fiction club, STAR. Space-Time Adventures at RIT is a club that meets every Monday to discuss science fiction and comic books. I recently led meeting (or mission) discussing a topic I wanted to learn more about: architecture. The mission dealt with topics from 1950s architectural movements to the Columbia Exhibition to massive, artificial worlds.

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