Is that only one or two of the people usually end up doing most of the work. And in the case of my HCI course, it happens to be me and a fellow group-mate of mine. Everyone else seems to be ignoring and not responding to emails because they’re “so busy” and not doing anything to help.
After I made the entire high fidelity prototype (with help from my afore-mentioned group-mate) without getting ANY feedback from my group - constructive or otherwise - on it, had to basically hound down the two people in our group to do their share of work and then constantly babysit them through email every day to make sure work was actually getting done… this guy (who has been MIA all week and has not been responding to emails, never mind actually helping out) has the gall to tell me “calm down” about this project that 50% of our marks!!! I mean, are you serious?
I basically had to - as politely as I could - to tell him to STFU because he hasn’t been doing things he should’ve been doing. Instead of giving constructive feedback on the prototype and helping out with the report he has been complaining that “maybe we should do our prototype differently” (but is he going to make it “differently”? No, ofc not). If he had actually bothered to come to class this week like we’d asked him to, he would’ve found out that the prof already approved our prototype and gave us the green light. And ofc, the latest gem “btw you really need to calm down now” because I called him out on his bullshit.
I have smh for people like this, seriously. Either do your work or leave.
Can’t wait to be done with this project!
But at least there’s one other person in my group who did work all along with me, so I have that going for me, I guess.