Dissertation acknowledgements: Thank you, a million times.

This acknowledgement was submitted as part of my dissertation in February. I can't possibly thank everyone involved in my project, but I do my best. You all are stellar, and please know the difference you have made in me! There are so many people to thank for the successful completion of this project. I begin … Continue reading Dissertation acknowledgements: Thank you, a million times.

Learning by Designing & Making: A Design Challenge Project in TWC

This is a project I sliced from my dissertation study and presented at the 2018 ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I participated in the Microsoft Student Research Competition and was awarded 2nd place for this project.  This study shares the story of a design challenge a … Continue reading Learning by Designing & Making: A Design Challenge Project in TWC

A Design Thinking Orientation

This semester, my students are engaged with a design challenge project where teams will identify wicked problems related by students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, and devise and prototype human-centered solutions for campus users. To help orient students to the design thinking process, I led a 50-minute activity today using resources provided by the Stanford d.school.