Final Product Design
Based on Design Brief 4 and the analysis of the Participatory Design Workshop, the student teams create their final design prototype. The teams listen to all of their reflection recordings once more to update the challenges they encountered during each design activity workshop and to reflect on the strategies they used to overcome these challenges. The students finalize their documentation blog, and may present their final works to the entire class. Classroom time needed: 1-2 lesson(s)
1. Getting started
- Look at the blogs of each team, especially their design briefs and design results.
- Support those who have not updated their blogs.
- Listen to the reflection recordings of each team.
- Introduce the activity workshop to the students and remind that that this is the last activity workshop.
- Remind students that their designs should address the identified design challenges and take the comments of the people they met last time into consideration.
Teams create their final designs
Teams set up their prototypes in the classroom and demonstrate them to others
Teams document their designs, by taking pictures of them and videotaping a demonstration of their design in use.
Design Results blog post: Teams add the documentation of their final design prototype(s) to the blog and describe it. Among other files, they may use drawings, videos or digital photographs. They label or tag the post with “design result”.
Design Process post: Students use all of their reflection recordings to flesh out the older Design Process posts (e.g. by commenting). They go back over the recordings, add missing challenges to each process post and write to each challenge how they addressed it, they discuss about their documented anticipated challenges ‘did they happen?’, ‘were they overcome?’. Finally they create a new blog post about what they would do better next time, and label or tag the post with “design process”.
Introduction page: Students add in introduction of their project including a short description of their aims, process and outcome to the blog.
Each student visits another team’s blog and leaves thoughtful constructive criticism.
TIP: Remember that the pilot activities cumulate towards the creation of an artifact. If you notice that discussions oscillate for a long time without resulting in concrete design decisions, step in and request a decision within a reasonable timeframe. The pressure of a deadline can in some cases support idea creation and focussed decision making.
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