Guidelines for portfolio
A portfolio is generally understood as a collection of various material and work done by you during the course. With a portfolio you will document your skills and achievements and also to help you to reflect on what you have accomplished. In your portfolio you will collect a variety of products, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, artwork, mind maps, etc. In other words, in your portfolio you will collect all your material that you have produced up until Kunstenniemi.
A portfolio can be in the form of a physical collection of your work, but it can also be in electronic form, for instance as a blog. You need to either hand in, or make your portfolio available to the coaches before you arrive at Kunstenniemi, otherwise you will not be allowed to take part in the intensive days at Kunstenniemi.
One tip from us coaches is that you collect all your material in the blog, you can even make the blog your portfolio.
The portfolio is individual work to be handed in. In order to pass the course, you need to have the portfolio accepted.
Half of your portfolio needs to be done before your groups first coaching day. Your portfolio needs to be visible to the coaches during your first coaching day.
The whole portfolio needs to be done before your groups second coaching day. Your portfolio needs to be visible to the coaches during your second coaching day.
Content of portfolio
Your portfolio will contain information and knowledge about the part:
1) For you first part you will collect all the materials you are doing throughout the course, from your group meetings, from the coaching days, from meetings with companies, etc. Every time you do work on your task is an excellent source of material for your portfolio. So start today, open a folder on your computer, start a blog, make a first prezzi presentation, start filming a video – whatever way of documentation feels good to you. Whenever you produce material, for instance when reading and making notes, on your group meetings, coaching days, etc., take for instance a photography of what you produced, and place it in your portfolio.
2) For the second part you will collect a lot of information and knowledge about your company. You are free to present your findings in any way you feel comfortable with - a mind map, a written report, a prezi presentation, a video, etc. etc.
You need to include the following topics in your portfolio.
- What do you know about the theme of your project?
- What do you know about your company?
- What do you know about the company's customers?
- What do you know about the industry of the company?
- What do you know about the competitors of the company?
The important thing is that you collect information about each topic and that you document your findings in some way and place it in your portfolio.
3) For your third part you will document experiences from using different innovation, brain-storming, market-analysis tools. There are many different tools for finding, organizing, sorting information as well as tools for brain-storming and "thinking outside the box".
// The coaches