One of the beauties of teaching

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in design teaching, gradschool thoughts | No Comments
One of the beauties of teaching

A year and half ago I left my  job as a University professor in Mexico to become a student in the masters in graphic design at NC State. During my time in the program, I’ve been learning a massive amount of information related to design research, design research methods, and design education/pedagogy. I feel like […]

How Tools Help Students to Work In Open-ended and Complex Projects

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in gradschool thoughts | No Comments
How Tools Help Students to Work In Open-ended and Complex Projects

When reasoning is difficult due to complexity or the open-ended nature of a project, tools can help students to understand the principles behind the assignment and implement the intended learning objectives. PROJECT STRUCTURE Helping students to outline the project, create tasks, and organize their work. Complexity is reduced and problem solving is more tractable. Students […]

Tangible Interfaces and Errors in Reasoning

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in gradschool thoughts | No Comments
Tangible Interfaces and Errors in Reasoning

Analysis of chapter 6 Moving Toward Design from the book Where the Action is by Paul Dourish This week was all about tangible interfaces and in my case it was about a philosophical overview of  what Paul Dourish defines as embodied interaction in his book Where the Action is. The concept of embodied interaction is a combination between tangible […]

Reasoning Processes

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in gradschool thoughts | No Comments
Reasoning Processes

→ Mind Map of Visualize This by Nathan Yau — Chapters 5 to 9 Right now we are analyzing Dynamic Information Visualization. This time I read chapters 5 to 9 of “Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics by Nathan Yau. As a result I developed a mind map with the main ideas […]