WIES Series: Participatory Design as a Practice in Designing for Learning

October 5, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30

Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Betsy DiSalvo

Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech

Betsy DiSalvo

Betsy DiSalvo will emphasize three approaches to participatory design that have informed her work focused on improving learning practice:

Medium probe focuses on design choices related to communication media;

Metadesign practices structur design so it can be reshaped and interpreted by users;

Positioning the Participant Designer as Learner overcomes preconceived ideas and encourages open reflection.