REINTERPRETING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant with Professor Helen Armstrong
College of Design, North Carolina State University
In this Advanced Junior Studio, Graphic Design students explored the visual systems utilized in learning environments to deliver content across a range of media. Students investigated design form and context to discover practical, playful, and provocative use of visual elements that extended beyond conventions.
During the semester, I worked closely with Professor Armstrong to plan projects, smaller lessons and the overall class timelines. I also worked to invite speakers from Pentagram and Google to add to class discussions.
In class I assisted with student progress through class critiques, small group critiques, and individual desk critiques. I also lead several lectures and workshops.
iPad Affordances Lecture
Scenario Mapping Lecture
Scenario Mapping Workshop
PROJECT ONE: REDEFINING THE TEXTBOOK
Students researched a topic area and selected textbooks as primary content from the NC State Curriculum Materials Library. Students interpreted the content from selected textbooks in concrete terms and explored the affordances of the iPad for expanding the learning opportunities of text beyond the duplication of static print. Apps resulted in collaboration among students to learn material, community building in the classroom, and customized learning experiences.
Co-directed Student Work with Professor Helen Armstrong:
PROJECT TWO: BUILDING AN ENGAGING BRAND
Students designed a branding campaign for the learning app they created from project one, exploring how the digital learning experience and formal attributes of their apps scaled across larger experiences and across media. Students explored ideas of community building and collaboration relative to the app they had already created.
Codirected Student Work with Professor Helen Armstrong: