Guide to Project Design | Overview
The AdCap Project Designer is your opportunity to create a project that inspires and achieves positive health and wellness changes in your school or community. Using the Designer will help you transform your vision into an actual plan for potential investors and mentors to support. Completing the tiles in the Project Designer will empower you to pioneer your project and succeed! Each tile will help spark your BIG idea to become an inspiring and empowering reality.
Successfully completing the Project Designer tiles will highlight your knowledge of three key elements to any successful project – Knowledge of Self, Project Planning, and Getting Support.
Revisit, Review, Revise
You can hop between tiles and change information as your Project Design starts to unfold. There might be a great idea in a specific tile that inspires you to go back and improve others!
Once you complete every tile, you’ll be ready to submit your project for approval. Before you do that, review it to see if there are any changes or improvements that can be made. It might also be a great opportunity to get a parent, teacher or friend to review it with you to see if it makes sense!
Guide to Project Design | Knowledge of Self
The most successful projects often depend on how well the project planner knows themselves. What are your passions, inspirations and expectations? What gives you a feeling of accomplishment? What kind of leader are you? Being able to leverage your strengths will not only help you focus your attention where it is best suited, but also empower you to compliment your skills with supporters that have different skills to offer.
Guide to Project Design | Project Planning
Creating a plan that includes key deadlines and expectations will allow you to maintain a powerful focus on your project outcomes that matter most. How will you measure the impact of your plan? What are the expectations for change? What logical steps, activities, and events are needed to move your project towards that picture you paint of the future? Potential investors want to know that they are supporting a vision that can become a reality.
Guide to Project Design | Getting Support
Support comes in many ways, shapes, and forms. How will you reach out to get what you need? Collaborating with supporters will put your Project Design in motion and allow more people to contribute toward the success of your project.
Show Dont Tell
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What is it?
The importance of using visuals and pictures to tell a story is vital in conveying your message to potential investors, supporters, and participants. A well-developed idea framed with images can take someone on a journey and allow them to visually process issues and concepts that might be difficult to convey verbally.
Key Components of Using Pictures to Tell a Story:
- Define and Illustrate the Main Idea: A great story has a central idea or theme that connects the individual components together and guides the audience through the journey.
- Develop a Logical Path or Storyline: Take your supporters through important and logically ordered steps that increase their understanding.
- Prioritize your image selections: It’s a great idea to spread out all of your images and see which ones connect to the Main Idea and logical storyline the best. While the other images might be wonderful; showcasing the most relevant will concisely present your message to the audience.
- Be concise and memorable: Create a presentation that is crisp, powerful and that presents the Main Idea in a way that is free of clutter. Your vision and progress will shine.
Why is it important?
There will be times when a picture or image of an event or idea will go further in crystallizing the big idea more than the spoken word. It allows supporters to engage with your vision thoughtfully. Consider how visuals and images help in presentations and in print materials.
How can it help inspire you?
The process of putting together a visual presentation helps to clarifying your own impression and thinking surrounding your project and progress. When prioritizing images, you’re prioritizing the progress. The power of one images to help organize, prioritize, and conceptualize planning and progress is immense.