I found the charrette process to be helpful and insightful. Working with a partner, whom assumed the role as a teacher, highlighted many different design flaws and triumphs that I had overlooked. These were some definite advantages and I intend to use this process again.
In terms of disadvantages, I often found myself neglecting my own opinion and agreeing to what my partner said without much thought. This is an issue that I will have to overcome. It showed me that I need to be more confident in my own thoughts and to express myself clearly at all times.
Together, my partner and I completed a VAST heuristic observation and mind map. I have included these as images to show our thought processes.