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DFA: Innovation Challenges

DFA: Innovation Challenges in Design of Learning Environments 429 S15

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Project Value Proposition

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Agile: Sprint planning

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Deliverable (Lesson/Prototype) 2

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Technical spike: Service blueprint

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Technical spike: Assessments

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Technical spike: Goals

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Technical Spike: Expert Model

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Client brief

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Matt Easterday Approved a goal: Technical spike: Impact map

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Daniel Rees Lewis

Hey team - wanna put a picture up for your team :)

Rob or I could get you a load of cool DFA photos of students doing post-it style design-y stuff if you would like.

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Stand for Saturday, May 2

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
We didn't learn anything knew about our users. However, in moving forward with our project, we discovered new questions about our users and how they will interact with our learning environment which we will ask our client.
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We cleared up how to incorporate our principles from readings to our actual design of our project. We scoped down our specific project to the goal and motivations that we want to accomplish with our badges (vs what is already being completed by DfA otherwise)
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
We met our goals. We completed our impact models. We also accomplished the goal of specifying our criteria for badges based on the feedback from our last critique session.
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
Have meeting with our client and coach to solve our questions about our users and get feedback on our impact map, goals, and blueprint
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
Figuring out our assessment criteria and how that can be measured and defined within our learning environment.

Daniel Rees Lewis - Hey Team -- yes, I definitely think that you identified an area to work on in terms of how you are doing to measure the success of your design (assessment criteria). The struggle I always have here is satisficing - that is, you need to create an assessment that's quick and accurate enough (it's very easy to imagine some perfect assessment that you don't have the time/resources to do).

3 years ago

Daniel Rees Lewis - Also - some goal setting advice: what would be success from meeting with me and DFA? This doesn't seem super measurable, which could definitely help us in getting ready for our meeting.

3 years ago

Daniel Rees Lewis - I would also argue that your service blueprint is maybe the most important thing that you need to figure out. You have a decent V1, but really try and tease out how and when and who will be suggesting taking on the challenges/badges. Some of this may come down to client management (hi Rob) -- your trick here is to get the client to work out (with you) acceptable/viable approaches for communicating, spreading, and all other important human interactions around badges. This is hard as DFA has not thought that much about this, so helping them to thing about this is a) incredibly valuable, and b) hard.

3 years ago

Daniel Rees Lewis - Also worth noting: really good job working within this somewhat ambiguous and ill-defined learning environment! It looks like you've made a ton of progress.

3 years ago

Stand for Wednesday, Apr 22

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
Nothing since last meeting.
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
Completing the CTA--completing more than we needed to. We have a clear direction for what we need to do.
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
We accomplished our goal of completing the CTA. We discussed ideas about what our deliverables, but we haven't sat down and met to talk about our deliverables.
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
Finish our goals challenge. Complete the revision of the CTA. Decide if we want to pursue more ambitious goals.
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
Not understanding what we need to do for the assessments is an obstacle. We are going to attempt assessment in the hopes of getting good feedback to improve in a second iteration.

Matt Easterday - Hi Derek -- could you say what you are confused about with the assessments? For your project, the learning assessments of your learning goals pretty much _are_ the badges. Is that what's confusing? At this point you don't have to design another assessment like a project goal about "how many people use the badges" but we could discuss that if you want to.

3 years ago

Derek Thurber

Stand Report 4/15

1. Learned that our main stakeholder is the team lead. Motivation is more important than tracking. Need to create badges which relate to complete the design project which the team is working on. Need is to further their own project. There are specific areas we can focus on within the design process.
2. Met with our client and answered many of the questions needed for clarity of the project and scope. We have a lot of "meat" to move forward with.
3. We met our goals of talking to Rob and getting information figured out.
4. Finish the HTA/CTA -- Focusing on the areas we are talking about. Sit down and discuss ideas on what our deliverables will be and how we will work on them.
5. Need to find a time as a team to meet and create a plan

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Derek Thurber

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Derek Thurber

What are we doing really well?
- Communicating
- Collaborating & efficiency
- Trust and comfort in sharing
- On task and get what we need done

Where do we need to do better?

- Get a better comfort with the client
- Better understand our goals for deliverables

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Derek Thurber

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Derek Thurber

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Derek Thurber

Stand report for 4/8
1. Users have different names for the design process steps. Prefer more well defined and concrete tasks for badges (from focus group data). Tendency to be over-motivated in the morning and then get to difficulty and get overwhelmed.
2. We met/met with Dan! Got a note from Rob about the badging system. Have documentation for HTA (process guide)
3. Yes. We met Dan and met as a group to set sprint goals and priorities for Monday. And got a report from Rob.
4. Give out the first release and HTA for Monday. Getting feedback from client and ask questions that have come up.
5. No obstacles to completing immediate goals. Questions for going forward after immediate task.

3 years ago ·

Robert Calvey

3 years ago ·

Robert Calvey

Hey team,

I uploaded typed notes from my user testing at RPI and Virginia Tech. I categorized the main discussion points and at the end is the list of different challenge ideas that people came up with.

Let me know if you need anything else from those visits!

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Daniel Rees Lewis joined the project

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Derek Thurber

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Derek Thurber

Stand report for 4/6
1. Motivation is also part of our goals. Learned that there are some available resources he has like focus group data and surveys.
2. We have our roles for each member. We have met the client and the client is happy.
3. Yes, because we met with the client. One goal was to set scope of project which we have not completed yet.
4. Have to identify our main client and find a balance between what students need and what teachers need.
5. Figuring out the organization of the DFA projects with team leads and studio leads and who is the person who is the “audience” for our project? i.e. who are we designing for?

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Matt Easterday

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Jue Wu joined the project

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Jue Wu joined the project

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Matt Easterday

Hello DFA Innovation Challenges Team - we're going to be doing stands today. Stand questions are:

1. What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
2. What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
3. Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
4. What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting
5. What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?

For more information on what a stand is and how to run a stand see this Loft page https://loft.io/guide/learning/agile/stands/

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Matt Easterday

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Robert Calvey

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Robert Calvey

Hey all, I looked through the Inception Doc. Like the direction and excited to start working!

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Robert Calvey joined the project

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Phoebe Pahng joined the project

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Derek Thurber joined the project

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Alki Antonopoulou joined the project

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