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
Reflection Reading Assignment (4) | Due Thursday (9/15)
Cooper, A., Reimann, R., Cronin, D., Noessel, C. (2014). Understanding Users : Qualitative Research Chapter 2. In About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, 4th Edition. Wiley.
Submit your reflection as a comment below, or a concept map of the reading.
Reading Reflection 
In your reflection, please address what you think constitutes design knowledge?
What aspects of design thinking do you want to learn in this class?
*Reflection Post Due 1 hour before next class, Thursday 9/1.
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Design Research Assignment