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Designing for Learning Humans in the 21st Century

Grace O'Shea, Jane Zhang


Domains: Process, Learning

Course Level: 

Learning Units: 1 LU

Room: A705

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 3:15 pm


There‚Äôs a growing gap between the design intents and user experiences in architecture, particularly in the design of learning spaces. For a long time, schools have been designed to maximize efficiency of rote, static learning models. Learning models have shifted toward active and individualized experiences. We need to update our design processes. During this session, architects will embody a day in the life of a student and teacher in order to create a user centered learning space. This dynamic session will involve role-playing and rapid prototyping in interdisciplinary teams. Leave equipped with a set of tools to better engage your clients.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Empathize with users in educational spaces
  2. Practice rapid ideating and prototyping in diverse teams
  3. Learn a quick and easy-to-implement process to facilitate client engagement
  4. Gain access to an online community of fellow learning space designers