Designed for a purpose

On one day this week, spend 30 minutes on your way to work, at the gym or in a restaurant, taking care to observe, and note in a sketchpad, everything that you think has been designed for a purpose, without which the journey, gym or restaurant experience would be more difficult, or less pleasant. Has … Continue reading Designed for a purpose

On the box, off the box – INF536 Blog Post 1

(a) Describe a problem space that is not serving the purpose it could do, for learning  The orchestra my son was playing in during music camp had a very small podium to rehearse on - about 8mx4m for about 35-40 students including 1st, 2nd & 3rd violins, cellos, violas and double basses. The podium had … Continue reading On the box, off the box – INF536 Blog Post 1

Don’t break my heart

I've just spent 5 days at the Suzuki European Convention, accompanying my cello playing daughter and viola playing son, which was a brilliant opportunity to observe some very hardworking and talented students and teachers in action. There are group classes, orchestra classes, concerts and a lot of playing and learning for the students, the teachers … Continue reading Don’t break my heart

New Semester, new course: Designing spaces for Learning

Just started delving into the outline and introduction of INF536 my new course for this semester.  It feels like INF530 has barely finished and now it's already time to move on. I'm moving on in more ways that one. At the end of last term I unexpectedly found a "look-see" at a school library after expressing … Continue reading New Semester, new course: Designing spaces for Learning