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Participatory Design & Learning Space Evaluation

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Join in for this opportunity to discuss and share ideas on a diverse toolkit for designing and investigating the success of learning spaces, including participatory design, campus partnerships, and space evaluation toolkits. Resources/links from the presentation: http://zotero.org/groups/498715

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Participatory Design & Learning Space Evaluation

  1. 1. Participatory Design & Learning Space Evaluation Doug Worsham Teaching & Learning Services Coordinator @dmcwo
  2. 2. Redesigned Spaces & Services Inquiry Labs | UCLA Library InqDrop InqSpace InqLab 1 InqLab 2 library.ucla.edu/powell/at-this-location
  3. 3. Links & Resources Public Zotero Group http://j.mp/iallt-pd
  4. 4. Become an explorer. Get participatory. Yes, assess.
  5. 5. Become an explorer. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/226291708
  6. 6. Become an explorer. Tip #1 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/226291708 Chat: What techniques and strategies do you use to explore and experience your spaces and services?
  7. 7. Powell Library Reference Desk Fall 2012 QuietStudy QuietStudy Public Workstations Public Workstations Printers Printers Research/Productivity Workstations Research/Productivity Workstations lots of foot traffic often having trouble finding a place to study or looking for restroom uncomfortable chairs Reference Desk library staff
  8. 8. Undergraduate Writing Center Winter 2013 Round tables Largecomputermonitor students“driving” Flat space for papers Notquiet-Multipleconversations soundsproductive
  9. 9. InqSpace - Designed for Research Consultations/Conversations
  10. 10. Become an explorer. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/226291708
  11. 11. CLIR Workshops & Publications http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub155/pub155.pdf Council on Library and Information Resources Get participatory.
  12. 12. CLIR Workshops & Publications http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub155/pub155.pdf “Participatory design is an approach to building spaces, services, and tools where the people who will use those things participate centrally in coming up with concepts and then designing the actual products.”
  13. 13. CLIR Workshops & Publications http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub155/pub155.pdf “Participatory design is an approach to building spaces, services, and tools where the people who will use those things participate centrally in coming up with concepts and then designing the actual products.” Chat: What techniques and strategies do you use to engage people in the design and improvement of your spaces?
  14. 14. Participatory Design Techniques Icons: “Map” (cc) Ema Dimitrova, “Drawing” (cc) Scott Kennedy, “Stationery” (cc) Christopher Beach, Holding Sign (cc) Takao Umehara from The Noun Project Photo journals Map making Drawing / visioning Crowd data gathering Quick writing Interviews/FocusGroups
  15. 15. Participatory Design Techniques Icons: “Map” (cc) Ema Dimitrova, “Drawing” (cc) Scott Kennedy, “Stationery” (cc) Christopher Beach, Holding Sign (cc) Takao Umehara from The Noun Project Quick writing Interviews / Focus Groups +
  16. 16. Imagine future learning spaces designed to support the 21st century learner and researcher. Give us 3+ words and phrases to describe them. Inquiry, Creativity, Community
  17. 17. Abundant Accessible Adaptable Artistic Calm Clean Collaborative Comfortable Connected Cozy Creative Diverse Dynamic / Responsive Ease of maintenance Energizing Engaging Equitable Flexible Freedom to explore Freely available Green / Sustainable High-tech (that works) History/Now Hybrid Inclusive Informed by YRL research commons Innovative Inspiring Interactive Magnetic Multi-modal Multicultural / multilingual Multiple Possibilities / Supportive of different learning styles Options in support of evolving needs Peer to peer Promotes a sense of belonging / ownership Quiet Reflective Relaxing Resource rich Room to walk around Safe Stimulating Surprising Thought-provoking Upgradable Useful Versatile Welcoming / Inviting Well-lit (natural/artificial)
  18. 18. Abundant Accessible Adaptable Artistic Calm Clean Collaborative Comfortable Connected Cozy Creative Diverse Dynamic / Responsive Ease of maintenance Energizing Engaging Equitable Flexible Freedom to explore Freely available Green / Sustainable High-tech (that works) History/Now Hybrid Inclusive Informed by YRL research commons Innovative Inspiring Interactive Magnetic Multi-modal Multicultural / multilingual Multiple Possibilities / Supportive of different learning styles Options in support of evolving needs Peer to peer Promotes a sense of belonging / ownership Quiet Reflective Relaxing Resource rich Room to walk around Safe Stimulating Surprising Thought-provoking Upgradable Useful Versatile Welcoming / Inviting Well-lit (natural/artificial)
  19. 19. Abundant Accessible Adaptable Artistic Calm Clean Collaborative Comfortable Connected Cozy Creative Diverse Dynamic / Responsive Ease of maintenance Energizing Engaging Equitable Flexible Freedom to explore Freely available Green / Sustainable High-tech (that works) History/Now Hybrid Inclusive Informed by YRL research commons Innovative Inspiring Interactive Magnetic Multi-modal Multicultural / multilingual Multiple Possibilities / Supportive of different learning styles Options in support of evolving needs Peer to peer Promotes a sense of belonging / ownership Quiet Reflective Relaxing Resource rich Room to walk around Safe Stimulating Surprising Thought-provoking Upgradable Useful Versatile Welcoming / Inviting Well-lit (natural/artificial)
  20. 20. Participatory Design Techniques Icons: “Map” (cc) Ema Dimitrova, “Drawing” (cc) Scott Kennedy, “Stationery” (cc) Christopher Beach, Holding Sign (cc) Takao Umehara from The Noun Project Interviews / Focus Groups +Photo journals
  21. 21. Collect and share pictures of your favorite learning spaces
  22. 22. Learning Spaces Update Inquiry, Creativity, Community Cozy? Creative? Flexible?
  23. 23. Drawing / visioning Participatory Design Techniques Icons: “Map” (cc) Ema Dimitrova, “Drawing” (cc) Scott Kennedy, “Stationery” (cc) Christopher Beach, Holding Sign (cc) Takao Umehara from The Noun Project Interviews / Focus Groups +
  24. 24. Tons of data. Claire LaPolt, Caroline Yee, Xuemin Zhong with Prof. Beverly Lynch: Information Studies 228 46 Participants | avg. 29 minutes / interaction
  25. 25. The trick is in the interpretation. Do we hire lots of puppies for our service points?? Do we staff every kind of expertise at every service point all the time??
  26. 26. The trick is in the interpretation. What can we learn about student desires?
  27. 27. The trick is in the interpretation.
  28. 28. CLIR Workshops & Publications http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub155/pub155.pdf Get participatory.
  29. 29. Yes, assess. (as a part of asking “what’s next?”) http://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/learning-space-rating-system Learning Space Rating System 1. Integration with Campus Context 2. Planning & Design Process 3. Support & Operations 4. Environmental Quality 5. Layout & Furnishings 6. Tools & Technology
  30. 30. Yes, assess. (as a part of asking “what’s next?”) http://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/learning-space-rating-system Learning Space Rating System 1. Integration with Campus Context 2. Planning & Design Process 3. Support & Operations 4. Environmental Quality 5. Layout & Furnishings 6. Tools & Technology Chat: What techniques and strategies do you use to assess the design and effectiveness of your spaces?
  31. 31. http://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/learning-space-rating-system Learning Space Rating System
  32. 32. http://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/learning-space-rating-system Learning Space Rating System
  33. 33. http://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/learning-space-rating-system Learning Space Rating System Rubric Spreadsheet + = Report/Action Plan report icon (cc) by Bastian König
  34. 34. Questions & Ideas? Doug Worsham | @dmcwo | Teaching & Learning Services Coordinator | UCLA Library http://j.mp/iallt-pd

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