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Teams meet with 2–4 people, who could be future users of the prototypes, and communicate their prototypes and design ideas using prints, drawings or models. These participating people are considered to have an expert understanding of the domain the student designs are framed within. Expertise may be interpreted broadly, for example, a construction site worker can be considered to offer deep insight into the everyday practices of people on a building site. The expert participants are encouraged to use pens and post-it notes to modify and comment on the prototype. After the workshop the students analyze the comments and decide how to interpret them for their re-design. They then refine their design brief, especially in relation to the design challenges, context and added value of the result, record a reflection and update their documentation. This activity can happen more than once at varying time investment. Students can collect feedback on their work by asking experts, potential future users as well as from other student teams and the teacher. Classroom time: Approximately 2-3 lesson(s) Continue reading

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Cycle 3 PD Analysis Started

The cycle 3 PD analysis stated. So far, we received summaries of PD workshops from 9 countries. Along with the scenario narratives, we printed the summaries and attached them to the usual wall for careful analysis. From briefly reading through … Continue reading

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Participatory Design workshops are commencing

We have finalized instructions and materials needed for Participatory Design (PD) workshops and we’ve sent e-mail to National Pedagogical Coordinators allowing them to organize the workshops in their countries. The 9 scenarios are divided among the various workshops. The PD … Continue reading

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First Participatory Design session in Finland

Tomorrow we will have the first participatory design session with three teachers in the University Training School Helsingin normaalilyseo. The objective of the first PD session is to help us to finalize Participatory Design Workshop Guidelines for the WP3 partners.

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