My University required that all my classmates take a design and innovation quiz before graduation in order to prove they were aware of the concepts I discussed during my studies. This quiz was designed by a Prof. Dr. Ronald Klatzinger – a world famous designer and innovator.
After all the students were required to take a design and innovation quiz, we would review our answers together. We would do this in groups of four. Then, depending on how well we did in the tests, we would get points. Whoever came out with the most points wins the quiz.
The idea of taking the quiz to test my knowledge was a welcome one. Now, I had something concrete that I could work on. However, taking the exam proved to be more difficult than I thought. The design and innovation concepts were introduced in a way that only made sense if you understood them on a conceptual level. So, it was difficult to grasp the meaning of these concepts unless you were an artist or had done work in this particular area.
In addition, it became quite confusing trying to match the difficulty of each section of the quiz to its corresponding number on the quiz. For example, one design concept required an image from a computer and another required a sketch I made from memory. I was baffled as to how these images and sketches matched so it became necessary to memorize the names of the images and their measurements. I really needed this type of help since I had no idea how to draw or build anything with the bits and pieces I had. I really needed to take this quiz seriously if I was going to ace it!
I spent a lot of time trying to get past the design questions without much luck. Finally, I realized that I must study better and become familiar with the different concepts involved in the design. Since I was doing well on all the other sections, I set about making myself familiar with the concepts in the other three topics. This allowed me to do a much better job on the design section. And with this, I was able to take my innovation and design quiz for me!
I started getting a feeling that I was on the right track when I was nearing the end of the quiz. Then I got an even better feeling. I knew I was on the right path to success when I was finally called upon to answer the design questions. I learned the concept very quickly. All I had to do after this was to apply what I had already learned.
I knew that there were many more topics to be covered in my quiz and I wanted to make sure that I covered everyone. That’s why I said I wanted to take my innovation and design quiz for me! After all, I had been a very successful entrepreneur before I discovered the Internet. Now that I was back in the game, I wanted to make sure that I didn’t fail again. And I knew that there were going to be topics in the future that I wasn’t going to be ready for. Taking the time to get educated now gave me the advantage I needed to ensure that I would get through them all.