We’re thrilled to host our very first design jam!
Design jams give us the chance to share ideas and prototypes in progress with the WI+RE community and get essential feedback on our work. Today we organized our jam session around 3 design challenges from our current projects. For each, we set up a table and facilitated a quick, 15-minute activity to gather insights and inform our next steps. Participants got to visit each table to provide their ideas, feedback, and advice.
What are the top challenges with academic reading? What are your favorite reading strategies?
To address these challenges, we’re currently gathering ideas and storyboarding. Our initial approach is to explore creating a series of very short (1 minute or less) personal narratives that introduce a wide variety of reading strategies. Our hope for this project is that we’ll be able to help learners think about and expand their reading toolbox.
What are your tips and advice for communicating with instructors via email and in-person? We’re exploring a variety of formats, including infographics and interactive websites, to help with this challenge!
In this project we’re exploring how to help researchers expand their search beyond their initial ideas to include a more diverse set of perpectives and resources.
To wrap things up, we had did some whole group brainstorming and generated some great ideas for potential future projects and events:
Here are the slides for the event:
Many of the activities were drawn from the Build Something Toolkit.