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Student teams explore the context of their design either by observing relevant practices or environments using digital cameras, notebooks and microphones, or by searching existing works that relate to their design brief by collecting examples similar to that which they are intending to design. The object of observation depends on who they are designing for, what they are designing and the initial challenges they want to address. They share their collected media files on their blogs and record a reflection. You guide their search and support them in the qualification of their material. Note that viewing and qualifying video material can be time consuming. Spending time viewing videos that contain inaccurate information, can be a detour from which a pedagogically meaningful conversation may arise, and may provide students with a first-hand experience about the appearance of an invalid source. Some students, for example younger ones, may need more guidance in performing this activity. Classroom time: Approximately 1-2 lesson(s) Continue reading

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