Toying with Success

Toying with Success: The McFarlane Companies
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Toying with Success: The McFarlane Companies
What Personality Traits Do Leaders Like Todd Mcfarlane Possess That Distinguish Them From Other Individuals?
Todd McFarlane who is the president and CEO of the McFarlane Companies is a leader who understands the importance of innovation as one of the traits of a successful leader (Northouse, 2013). This is seen in his creativity in the development of different products. McFarlane pursued another interest after his dream of becoming a baseball player encountered some setbacks, which led to McFarlane not to achieve this dream (McFarlane et al., 2014). McFarlane is also persistent and courageous which is seen when he does not give up even after many entrepreneurs rejected his sketches (McFarlane et al., 2014).

The leader sent his sketches to prospective employers who rejected the sketches, which did not kill his dream of being a comic book artist. His efforts finally paid out after he got a job in Marvel Comics where he persisted until he became the highest paid comic book artist in 1990 (McFarlane et al., 2014). McFarlane was determined to achieve what he desired by taking risks, which is seen when he quit his job to start his own company with other six artists, which led to his success. Taking risks enabled McFarlane to achieve his goals and dreams regardless of what obstacles and challenges came his way (Northouse, 2013).

How Have Global Competition And Technology Advances Changed Business Conditions And Leadership Challenges?
Global competition and technology advances have impacted organizations in different aspects which include changes in business environments which influence other organizations in their leadership approaches (Warren, 2017). Leaders must implement strategies to improve the quality of their products, which will help the organizations to gain a competitive advantage over other competing organizations. This may affect the organization’s revenues, which may impact the organization in achieving its goals and objectives (Warren, 2017). Global competition has also changed how organizations operate where organizations are required to implement new and different operation strategies. The business world keeps on advancing which requires leaders to be adequately prepared to implement new changes, which may pose challenges to the leaders (Warren, 2017).
Leaders are faced with the challenge of conducting adequate research advances, which are aimed at helping the leaders to anticipate new changes due to technology advances (Warren, 2017). This is because leaders face certain barriers in preparing for anticipated changes, which may include financial challenges, as well as implementing changes into their organizations, which may be difficult to implement (Warren, 2017). Global competition may negatively impact an organization in certain aspects which include revenue collection and missed opportunities. A leader should be creative in implementing effective strategies to have a competitive advantage over other organizations in the market (Warren, 2017). Technology is becoming a backbone of organizations in preparing for the future. This makes it important for leaders to make important changes in their organizations in adopting current technology advances (Warren, 2017).
Conclusion
Leaders play important roles in an organization and their actions positively or negatively impact an organization efforts in achieving its goals and objectives. It is important for leaders to prepare adequately in implementing effective measures to address any changes, which may negatively impact their organizations (Northouse, 2013). For this to be achieved, leaders should posses certain leadership traits, which have been attributed to successful leaders. McFarlane possessed important leadership traits, which helped him in becoming successful in chasing after his dreams (Northouse, 2013). If McFarlane lacked these important leadership traits, he would not have been able to achieve his success. All leaders have common goals of achieving organization’s goals and objectives. However, not all leaders are successful in their roles due to the differences in their leadership traits, which impact their roles in an organization (Northouse, 2013).
References
McFarlane, T., Holguin, B., Capullo, G., & Miki, D. (2014). Spawn collection: Volume 4. Berkeley: Image Comics.

Northouse, P. G. (2013). Leadership: Theory and practice. Los Angeles: Sage.

Warren, R. A. (2017). Personality at work: The drivers and derailers of leadership. New York: McGraw-Hill.

GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Chandkheda

GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Chandkheda, Ahmedabad
Affiliated
VADODARA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING
A Report on
Finger Tip Mouse Controller
Under subject of
DESIGN ENGINEERING – 2A
B.E III, Semester – 5
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Submitted by:
Group:15102
Sr No. Name Enrollment No
1. Desai Darsh 160800107018
2. Dubey Snehal 160800107021
3. Meet Bhalodia 160800107035
PROF. DHAVAL PATEL
(Faculty Guide)
PROF. AJAYSINH RATHOD
(Head Of The Department)
Academic year
(2018-2019)
VADODARA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING
COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
2018-2019
168084533655
CERTIFICATE
This is to certify that the Project entitled Fingertip controlled mouse has been carried out by Meet R. Bhalodia (160800107035), Dubey A. Snehal (160800107021), Desai D. Darsh (160800107018) under my guidance in fulfilment of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering 5th Semester of Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad during the academic year 2018-19.

Date:
Place:
Guided By:Head of the Department:
Prof.Dhaval PatelProf.Ajaysinh Rathod
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
It is very difficult to express our feelings and we feel short of words for those who have contributed a lot in our training and provided their invaluable cooperation to us. Many people have helped, provided direction as well as technical information and it is our pleasure to acknowledge our debt to the many people involved directly or indirectly involved in development of this project.
Our deep sense of gratitude is extended to Prof. Dhaval Patel whose continuous Encouragement, suggestion, and constructive criticism have been invaluable assets throughout the project work.
We would like to offer special thanks to Vadodara Institute of Engineering for helping us to build ourcareer and laying down a platform, which will help us to build a career in software industry.

ABSTRACT
Fingertip controlled mouse
By providing a device, the Fingertip controlled mouse it will be easy to handle the movement of cursor in any computer system. It will be easier for presenters and entrepreneurs to manipulate their presentations far away from the system at the time of delivering speech or presentations. More further the product will be more useful in the field of gaming by putting this system onto their heads. The Virtual reality devices can adopt this mechanism for their product development.

INDEX No. Title Page no.
1. INTRODUCTION
1
2. AEIOU CANVAS
2.1 activities
2.2 environment
2.3 interaction
2.4 objects
2.5 users
2
3. EMPATHY MAPPING
3.1 users
3.2 stockholder
3.3 activities
3.4 story boarding
3
4. IDEATION CANVAS
4.1 people
4.2 activities
4.3 situation/context/location
4.4 props/possible solutions
4
5. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
5.1 purpose
5.2 people
5.3 components
5.4 product experience
5.5 product functions
5.6 product features
5.7 customer revalidation
5.8 reject/redesign
5
6. LEARNING NEEDS MATRIX 6
7. MIND MAPPING CANVAS
7
8. PROTOTYPE MODEL 8
9.
10. CONCLUSION
REFERENCES 9
10 Introduction of your domain/project
Fingertip controlled mouse
The sole purpose of the Fingertip controlled mouse is to control the movement of cursor in any computer far from the system. It will be easier for presenters and entrepreneurs to manipulate their presentations far away from the system at the time of delivering speech or presentations.

More further by arranging this system on the head the product will be more useful in the field of gaming. Hence by controlling the movement of head we can simulate the visual effects of games.

The Virtual reality devices can adopt this mechanism for their product development.

2. AEIOU CANVAS
Describes: –
It is a framework that includes Activities, Environment, Interaction, Object and User.

2.1 Activity
284012734033Problem Solving
Automation
User Operating
2.2 Environment
Offices
University
Private Sector
Interaction
Entrepreneur
Presenter
Teachers
Fig 2.1: AEIOU Canvas
Objects
ARDUINO NANO
MPU 6050
Accelerometer
Gyro Sensor
Users
Professionals
Students
Site planners
Gamers
3. EMPATHY MAPPING
Describes: –
This exercise allows us to better analyse the desires and needs of the users like student’s faculties and in the process uncover previously unseen or noticed ways to improve a service. it’s a very simplistic way to identify and reduce the potential hurdles, we are better able to please our customer.

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3.1 Users
Professionals
Students
Site planners
Gamers
3.2 Stockholders
Developer
Designer
Supplier
3.3 Activity
Problem Solving Fig 3.1: Empathy Mapping Canvas
Automation
User Operating
3.4 Story boarding
Happy Story:
Once a gamer was playing a game, he was getting successful results by using “Finger Tip Controlled Mouse”. It was easy for him to operate his system sitting far away from his system. He enjoyed a lot winning at most causes.

Sad Story:
Once a typist was using the fingertip-controlled mouse and was getting little bit difficulties in typing with the fingers which are engaged with the mouse sensor.

4. IDEATION CANVAS
Describes: –
An ideation canvas is a rough whiteboard where idea can be stretched into any limits ordimensions. The ideation canvas sheet includes:
4.1 People:
Professionals
2770887146828Students
Site planners
Gamers
Activity
Problem Solving
Automation
User Operating
Smooth Working
Situation/Context/
Location
Offices
University
Private Sector
Industries
Laboratory Fig 4.1: Ideation Canvas
Props/Tools/Objects:
Accelerometer
Gyro Sensor
Battery Backup
Closed Feedback System
Automation
5. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CANVAS
Describes: –
Production canvas is the over view of the product we are making. In this we will start building a structure of our product around the need of the users. It is a strategic product planning tool that allows us to quickly capture, describes, and pivot our product strategy on a single page.

Purpose:
Effortless
Comfort
Efficient
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People:
Professionals
Gamers
5.3 Components:
Accelerometer
Arduino
5.4Product Experience:
Quick Response
Better Performance
5.5 Product Functions:
Easy to handle
Smooth Functioning Fig 5.1: Product Development Canvas
Product Features:
Less time consumption
Circuitry Controlled
Customer Revalidation:
More Compact
Product Flexibility
Reject/Redesign:
Expensive
Responsive Design
6. LEARNING NEEDS MATRIX CANVAS
Describes: –
Learning Needs Matrix help us to identify the learning requirements at an early stage along with prioritization of specific learning along with defined time allocation for each learning priority.

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Fig 6.1: Learning Needs Matrix Canvas

7. MIND MAPPING CANVAS
Describes: –

“A mind map is a visual representation of hierarchical information that includes a central idea surrounded by connected branches of associated topics”.
Mind mapping is a highly effective way of getting information in and out of your brain. Mind mapping is a creative and logical means of note-taking and note-making that literally “maps out” your ideas. 113007247119
Fig 7.1: Mind Mapping Canvas
8. PROTOTYPE MODEL
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Fig 8.1: Prototype Model

9. CONCLUSION: –
The Project “Fingertip controlled mouse” has been successfully designed and tested. We are striving to make this device an invaluable resource for citizens and professionals by providing it as open source. It will be get used in almost whole market under a short period of time. Professionals will be get more help by using this kind of device. Moreover, this concept can be more innovative in the field of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
10. REFERENCES: –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Wireless_Mousehttps://playground.arduino.cc/Main/MPU-6050https://maker.pro/arduino/tutorial/how-to-interface-arduino-and-the-mpu-6050-sensor4. https://www.electronicshub.org/getting-started-arduino-mpu6050https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_system

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Arda Ar?kan, the speaker, read the poems by showing on slide, and he analyzed by giving brief informations about the poems at the same time. Name of the poems which were presented by Ar?kan were ”To Mailuka, To Amine, On Seeing Her About To Veil Her Mirror, To Zeneebah, To Amine Dead, To Amine (Lamii), To Zelica”. First Arda Hoca gave some brief information about poet’s biography. As far as I understand, James Clarance Mangan was neglected by his father. As Ar?kan said, he was an ignored person, and then the speaker mentioned that James Clarance Mangan interested in and focused on Diwan poems, and he tried to translate them into his language. Besides, Ar?kan indicated that Mangan is influenced by Arabic and Persian names and allusions such as Hünkar, Sultan and Amine. Even, he uses these words on his works.
Surely, I can say that in Mangan’s poems, there are some general features of middle eastern women used in Mangan’s poems. These are hair, waist, eyes, fair skin, veil/ unveil/ unveil not, not object of desire, but woman as the ruler or soverign and woman as prof of God’s greatness. Even he thought that women are cruel and they don’t deserve the true love. His works included love disappointments and frustrations too. He was the Orient in a non-Orientalist mode of thinking just like his contemporaries, and he simply uses orientalism as a vehicle for his works which are a challenge to humanism. Finally, I conclude that this Irish poet curious about Diwan and Eastern works, and he uses these for his own technical skills.

Critical Reading Assignment

Critical Reading Assignment:
Reading, Quoting, and Paraphrasing (10%)
Due Date: September 27, 2018
Submission Instructions: electronic submission
Your Task: Re-read the article assigned by your professor for the Diagnostic Assignment, “Taking a Break from Digital Overload” by L. Eichler and respond to the following 7 questions:
In this article author target the users who are using digital devices. She sets an ideal for current digital savvy generation.

The evidence which supports the answer is that the author says in article that the new generation get badly addicted by digital devices. So she sets an example for users of devices like smartphones, i-pads and laptops.
Identify Audience: Who is the target audience for this article? What evidence can you find in the article to support your answer?
Identify Purpose: What is the purpose of this article? What evidence can you find in the article to support your answer?
The purpose of this article is that people are getting badly addicted by digital devices and new technology. It is badly influencing them as they are getting away from their social life, family and friends. Also it effects on their health for
instance as they are likely to spend their whole time at home by using digital devices so as a consequence of it they are not likely to play outdoor games with their friends.

Quote and Cite Main Point: Using the table below, respond to 3a), b), and c). Write each component of the sentence in the appropriate cell.

Identify Main Point: Using the author’s original wording, write down the main point of the article. Remember to use quotations around this passage.

Create a Signal Phrase: Add a phrase to the above passage that introduces the idea and indicates who the author is.

Cite: Add the in-text citation to the passage above.
The research on mobile devices shows that “It improves productivity of human life and helps to manage our day to day routine tasks and keep us updated to new technologies and activities that are happening around us”
(Eichler,2012,November9,para.3).

signal phrase main point citation
Sample:
Studies on comics show that “this challenge to combine words and pictures is fundamentally about creating an effective design that can attract readers through multiple communication models”
(Yu, 2015, p.74).

signal phrase main point citation

Paraphrase and Cite Main Point: Using your own words and sentence structure, restate the main point of the article.

In this article author says that technology increases our output in life as it helps to rise our productivity. It also helps us to handle daily works that have to be done. By digital devices we can keep our self up to date and know about the current issues that happening around us. So we can say that the technology helps us in many ways despite some disadvantages.
Cite Paraphrased Main Point: Add the in-text citation to the passage above.

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Identify Support: What support does the author provide for their main point? Paraphrase and cite these points below:
Point 1:
The first major point to support this article is that every year majority of people are using a lot of digital devices and started getting online. The report of 2012 comScore Inc. report shows that people in Canada are spending more than 45 hours a month online.

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Point 2:
The second major point is that people are getting addicted by it and they have no time to spend with their friends and relatives as spend their time on these devices.

Point 3:
Third point is people are getting busy in their jobs and they use these devices many times to see notifications and updates
APA Reference: Write down the publication information for the article exactly as it would appear in a reference list (following [email protected] documentation style).

Eichler.l,(2012,November9),Taking a brake from digital overload