Reading Reflection | Due 9/27
Hugh Beyer & Karen Holtzblatt. "Contextual Design." interactions 6, no. 1 (1999): 32-42.
Reflection Question Prompt:
How would you adapt the Contextual Design process and language in this article, which draws on workplace examples, for student-centered learning activities (e.g portfolio practices) in a classroom context? Focus your translation on the design directives in the Contextual Inquiry section and Work Model examples (flow, cultural and physical) for a learning context. Feel free to challenge or problematize assumptions built into the authors' Contextual Design approach that may unravel in a learning context.
NB: For User Study 1 - each team will need to create a “work model” for student portfolio practices based on your user study data, so pay attention to the different ways work models are represented in this reading.
Another good summary of Contextual Design online