Researchable Question – Revision #5

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #5

MAIN QUESTION How can the design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? —- KEYWORDS – Gamification / social play – Collaborative-competitive learning – Arithmetic – Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1. How can strategies of interaction engage and reward students with CP in […]

Researchable Question – Revision #4

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #4

MAIN QUESTION How can the design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? —- KEYWORDS – Gamification / social play – Collaborative-competitive learning – Arithmetic – Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1.How can the design of an online interface make solving arithmetic problems engaging […]

Researchable Question – Revision #3

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #3

MAIN QUESTION How can the design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? —- KEYWORDS – Gamification / social play – Collaborative-competitive learning – Arithmetic – Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1. How can the design of an online interface make solving arithmetic problems […]

Researchable Question – Revision #2

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #2

MAIN QUESTION How can the design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? —- KEYWORDS Gamification / social play Collaborative-competitive learning Arithmetic Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1. How can social play make solving arithmetic problems engaging and enjoyable/rewarding? 2. How can a collaborative-competitive […]

On the quest of a researchable question

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in thesis | One Comment
On the quest of a researchable question

It is that time of the year, I’m starting my second year as a graduate student in the graphic design program at NC State. This means that I have to stop just thinking about what I want to do for thesis and actually start working on it! I’m living some exciting but scary times, trying […]

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 […]

Hello world!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in blog | One Comment

Redesigning the old portfolio website!