Prototyping Future Learning Experiences- Physics Education Workshop
David Mckenzie, MFA Candidate
College of Arts and Sciences- Department of Design
Prototyping with a non-designer team of physics faculty, staff and students to co-design an ideal student learning experience for Introductory Physics students
This project began by identifying and conducting interviews with a small group of ‘stakeholders’ in the project about the current physics learning environment for an introductory physics class at Ohio State. This group was made up of faculty, staff, and students. Next, the group separated and held formal workshops. In these workshops, group members worked together to create a physical display of what their ideal physics learning environment would be for students. The faculty workshops produced an integrative lecture and lab studio-style set up. Meanwhile, the student workshop provided ideas for a more abstract layout, including a GPS app and methods for TAs to connect with students who were not physically in attendance. After the workshops were completed, a third workshop was conducted to integrate the ideas proposed by the faculty and students. The outcome was a proposal for a GPS enabled application that would allow students studying the same subject to form local study groups and receive virtual support from instructors and teaching assistants.
- Using prototype "seed" method to solve abstract problems
- Groundwork for a local study group GPS app