LEES650 Week 5

Topic: d.School Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking 


Assignment Reminders
  • Reflective Journal Entry 2
    Your entry is due 9/28, your comments to others are due 9/30

    Thus far through course readings, discussions, and activities we have examined the nature of design. Through these examinations and sharing of ideas several of you have stated or voiced that you may be engaging in design more often than you thought through work and through everyday activities. For this reflective journal entry, think of a design activity from work or everyday life that you engaged in the last month. You can share an activity that involved individual or a team design situation. Provide a brief description of the  activity. Then reflect on why the activity you described was design. Then discuss what skills you needed to be an active participant of the activity, and how you came about acquiring those skills. Then discuss if you were to teach/train somebody to become able to engage in the same activity you did, how and what would you teach them. Use references to readings and discussion we have had related to this class when appropriate.

  • Reflective Journal can be accessed at: lees604journals.wordpress.com/

Bring Craft Material to Class...such as

  • Toilet paper role
  • Empty water bottles
  • Aluminum cans
  • Chop sticks
  • Craft paper
  • Origami
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • ......

  • Logistical check in


  • Break


  • Debrief, where are we with our understanding of Design and applications to learning environments?
    Readings for next week
    • Cross (2006) chp. 4
    • Dorst (2011)
    • Text: Lawson & Dorst (2009) chp. 3
    • Text: Hanington, & Martin (2012)

    Last Updated September 12, 2016