• Open Education Resources,  UX & Human-Centered Design

    Student Project Showcase an OER for UX Classes

    Last Winter I participated in a fellowship related to Open Education, Open Pedagogy, and Open Education resources. The fellowship was eye opening as it expanding my views around how to utilize open source practices in a classroom setting and tie it to student-led educational practices. As part of the fellowship, I have been workshopping various ideas about bringing student-led projects into my classes. As the UX program at Kingsborough is new, there is a dearth of resources available for student learning. One project that I am eager to develop therefore is an open educational tool that will help students give back and teach future students. I noticed that during the…

  • Art 25: Human-Centered Design,  UX & Human-Centered Design

    Human-Centered Design Wrap Up

    Fall 2022 was my first semester as an instructor at Kingsborough Community College in the Art Department. It was also the commencement of the UX Design Concentration within the Graphic Design program. The concentration takes shape through 3 courses two of which were taught in Fall 2022. Human-Centered Design In Human-Centered Design students learn the building blocks of the design process as well as several models for problem solving including those from IDEO, The British Design Council, and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for design. Through Art 25’s assignments students go from observing to framing a problem, researching, designing and building a solution. Through the course they learn tools…