Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Week 16 - Design Assessment and Course Synthesis

Using our personas (Bill, Chris, and Camille are on Blackboard for last week) we will continue to explore the relationship between research on design cognition and learning WITH how people teach or assess design.

Thanks to Denny we will be experiencing a focus group situation around a set of design assessment tools (short overview is uploaded on Blackboard). This is based on the focus groups he is currently running in a variety of settings - and so it is very "real" and our contributions will be a big help to Denny's team as they continue to improve their assessment tools.

In the last part of class - we'll revisit the representations of design we created on the first day and take a step back and ask "what changed and what stayed the same?"

1 comment:

§adieLovingtonNibblesworth said...

Pay attention to the use of the word "designs" in the following link. In psychology, it is a very serious thing with business PR campaigns discuss the flaws of their designs.

"While we're still the U.S. sales leader, we acknowledge we have disappointed you," the ad said. "At times we violated your trust by letting our quality fall below industry standards and our designs became lackluster."