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Thesis Project - Research Gateway Presentation


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Compilation of the research done for my thesis project "Cultural Integration through Language Learning".
This was recorded while the presentation was being shown to the thesis examiner, thesis tutor as well as fellow Interaction Design classmates.

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Thesis Project - Research Gateway Presentation

  1. 1. Research Gateway Alexis Morin - Masters ThesisCultural Integration through Language Learning Kulturintegration durch das Erlernen von Sprachen Lintégration culturelle par lapprentissage des langues 透過語言學習整合文化 Kulturell integration genom språkinlärning Integración cultural mediante el aprendizaje de idiomas Photo: Today is a good day
  2. 2. What Ive done Interviews, reading, evaluationsWhat I know Insights, compilationsWhats coming Goals, iterations, prototypes, co-creationThe schedule Am I really on track? Photo: Danish Siddiqui/REUTERS
  3. 3. There exists between 2790 and 8000languages worldwide. -Dülfen, Spitzer Photo: pinke_olive
  4. 4. 5 Books6+ Papers25 language learning systemsPolyglot Insights on YouTube
  5. 5. Really insightful books 6 pillars of Language Learning Styles LAPs Learning
  6. 6. -Myers, 6 pillars of Language Learning
  7. 7. Personal Language Learning Styles -Peace Corps Volunteer On-Going Language Learning Manual
  8. 8. LAPs(Language Acquisition Project) -LACE Manual
  9. 9. (Yesterday, my friends and I flew to the church.)Igår kväll flög jag och mina kompisar till kyrkan.
  10. 10. Language Systems Analysis
  11. 11. Level of Acculturation-related Stress
  12. 12. Level of Acculturation-related StressHeres my problem area!
  13. 13. Phase Model of Acculturation
  14. 14. (Its the same graph!) „Kulturstandards, Akkulturation “Interkulturelle Kommunikation” und Kulturschock“ Prof. Dr. Michael Schugk -Das Konzept der kulturellen Standards von Thomas et al.
  15. 15. Preservation of Cultural Identity +Cultural Integration
  16. 16. 6 in-depth interviewsOnline questionnaireMedspråkResearch from "Language as Participation"
  17. 17. "In Berlin, theres a huge need to learn German just so you can stand on equalfooting and gain a little bit of respect from strangers." -Interviewee Photo:Marco Bellucci
  18. 18. People Ive Interviewed or Surveyed
  19. 19. Do Something. The most challengingBuild Momentum. Need is the best part was the motivator dialect. Use native speakers 6 months somewhere as much as possible is enough to justify learning a language You need to be exposed to lots of comprehensible input Photo:Stuck in Customs
  20. 20. Areas of necessity User has a goal, date and milestones. (Planning) Aware of the responsibility to learn. (Accountability) User knows how to achieve his/her goals. (Knowledge) There is always relevant content to address. (Resources) User is rewarded for effort. (Encouragement) User can recognize own progress. (Assessment)
  21. 21. Plan of action
  22. 22. Goals for the resultPeople age 1 5 to 40 A1 to B1 (incl.) Independant CEFR Learning Can deal with most situations Design solution allowing for -Neurolinguistic Considerations likely to arise whilst travelling learners to independantly pursue on the Optimum Age for Second in an area where the language learning with help from Language Learning is spoken. Language Helpers.
  23. 23. Iteration 1Interactive LAPs
  24. 24. Iteration 2Respond to user feedbackDesign w/ Learner Journey, Personas
  25. 25. Iteration 3Potential Co-creation with D. Mansaray
  26. 26. Iterative process • Ideation • Iteration 1 • Iteration 2 • Mid-Presentation • Refinement • Iteration 3 • Refinement • 5w before February March April Photo:Olfert
  27. 27. Thanks! Danke Merci 謝謝 Tack Gracias Process blog