Friday, February 22, 2013

Connection: Decision Making to DMwD

            This week we have been working on our buildings. It has been extremely stressful, yet it has taught me a few things about myself and other people in my group. I've realized that I am quite a good decision maker and so are the people in my group. All it takes is for Mr. Allen to tell us that we need to make quick decisions for all of us to immediately begin working like that. We all gave our input and somehow we mixed every idea together to create one amazing final project. Working together and making tough decisions quickly reminded me of my decision making with data class that I am currently taking.
            In this class we do many things related to decision making (hence the name). One major unit that we studied was the voting process and how those decisions are made all over the world. It was incredible to me learning that the process can be so simple in one country and so complicated in the next. I did enjoy learning about it though. We also learned different methods of making a decision. Ranking, for example, is a step in many of the methods where the different objects that are being chosen from are ranked by importance to the chooser. Many of the methods get complicated and require many many steps until the decision is complete, but that just goes to show how complicated making a simple decision can be.
            Back to class this week... We were able to create something with all of our input because of this decision making process. Without decision making we would not have been able to name our place, decide who would do what, and much less build it. But we were able to do all of those things and more because of the process that we decided to take. It's crazy how much someone telling you to make quick decisions can affect the actual speed of your decision making. So, thanks Mr. Allen!

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