# 11/09/2017 "-ism" | Reflection

'IDEA FACTORY'How has working in a small group affected how you gather and analyse information?
Working in a small group allows researchers to analyse and exchange the information and opinion more openly. I found that in one keyword, the data could be all different and varied in many aspects. Personally, being able to analyse and brainstorm with everyone in the group influences me to see and gather information widely. Furthermore, with fewer people in the group, the difference of data and opinion can be discussed and compared without misunderstandings.
What are the challenges and benefits of working in a group?
Communicating and sharing the ideas with other people in the group are something that I found challenging. Sometimes the ideas that we wanted to present to other people are very personal and individual. However, these difficulties are beneficial to my inspiring confidence; working in a group encourages me to participate in conversations and share my opinion with others.
How have you found the experience of researching and generating ideas without the internet?
I found that I could link the 3 keywords within the wider scope; I found that doing research without using the internet allows me to expand the limit of observational researching process. Without the internet, the original ideas stemming from the freedom of bringing and using the things around us to bring the ideas to life and explore ideas from different perspectives.