Next week we are doing a jigsaw activity - this is a collaborative learning technique in which you first (1) work in one small group to learn about X, (2) then in a second group, teach others about what you learned about X, and then (3) in this second group discuss the intersection or relationships among the various ideas. For us, the X's are: sustainable design, participatory design, and human-centered design. Each of these represent a particular philosophy of design - and therefore each illustrates how a set of ideas can guide a set of design practices. Next week we'll go to Samara to see Frank Lloyd Wright's "philosophy in action".
We assigned these on Wednesday (Andrew we put you in the human-centered group - I think). You only read the 2 papers for your group (not all 6-yikes) and the 1 short paper by Sanders.
In your first group - discuss - and be prepared to teach others:
- What is X (sustainable, participatory, human-centered design)?
- How does this idea influence design activity (the designer, the design, the process)?
- How does this idea fit within the concept maps we did last week? Or more broadly how does it fit in your world?
Also - the sustainable design group is "missing" a paper - I'll send it out on email to all.