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.

Agile Writing: Continuous Writing Process Improvement for Teams @ GPACW 2016

Joe Moses and I presented at the annual Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing conference this year at UW-Stout, and here is our presentation abstract: Drawing on pedagogical case studies, we explore how a common project-management framework used in industry supports learning in writing classrooms. The framework, called Agile Writing, forms a usable bridge … Continue reading Agile Writing: Continuous Writing Process Improvement for Teams @ GPACW 2016

This Technological Life: My Technology Literacy Narrative

In his most recent work, Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice, Douglas Eyman (2015) began his survey and critique of digital rhetoric as a field and methodological approach with his own technology literacy narrative. A variation to the traditional personal literacy narrative, the technology literacy narrative focuses on the writer’s experience with various technologies that support … Continue reading This Technological Life: My Technology Literacy Narrative