In-class activity for Wednesday’s class

 

 

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Activity 2 posts “The Shareable Future of Cities” – grading update

I graded all of the 33597 (morning section) posts that were submitted on-time. You’ll see the grades in the gradebook under “Lab or Activity 2”. I replied to many of the posts and I noticed that several of you took the time to comment as well. Nice job everyone.

Will move on to grading the 33598 (afternoon section) posts tomorrow. 

As an aside, how are you liking the use of TED videos such as “The Shareable Future of Cities” so far to relate to concepts we’re learning in class? Let me know in the comments. 

Lecture Materials and Activity 3: Design

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This week we are talking more about design and the way design fits into the concept of Technology as a System – a system complete with inputs, processes, and outputs.

Lecture Materials

For this week, March 12-16, please carefully review two sets of slides on Technology as a System and Problem Solving Design Processes (ODU Google Apps login required).

You should recognize these slides because we’ve seen them several times already this semester. They will not be on a quiz, but will be important in your success on the group project and Activity 3 (explained below).

As designers of technology, you are responsible for carefully managing the flow of inputs (people, information, materials, etc.) through a problem-solving design process in order to maximize desired, intended outputs and minimize undesired, unintended outputs.

By the end of this week and moving into next week, you should have confidence in answering the following questions:

  • What are inputs?
  • What are processes?
  • What are outputs?

Activity 3 (20 points)

Your challenge this week — as a group — is to design, develop, model, evaluate, and communicate a means by which to transport the greatest quantity of provided material from a marked starting point, across a designated distance, and to a marked delivery point with the highest degree of accuracy and precision.

More details to come in class…

 

 

Activity 2 posts “The Shareable Future of Cities” – grading update

I graded all of the 33597 (morning section) posts that were submitted on-time. You’ll see the grades in the gradebook under “Lab or Activity 2”. I replied to many of the posts and I noticed that several of you took the time to comment as well. Nice job everyone.

Will move on to grading the 33598 (afternoon section) posts tomorrow. 

As an aside, how are you liking the use of TED videos such as “The Shareable Future of Cities” so far to relate to concepts we’re learning in class? Let me know in the comments.