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?"