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COLIN M. GRAY & AUSTIN L. TOOMBS
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
THROUGH REFLECTION & PEER INTERACTION
FORMING A DESIGN IDENTITY 

IN COMPUTING EDUCATION
GROUNDING THIS WORK
• Reflection as a tool to externalize how a student is thinking
about design 

(Gray, 2014; Gray & Siegel, 2013; Siegel & Stolterman, 2008)
• Reflection as a means of stimulating metacognition and
engaging learners’ agency (Allie et al., 2009; Turns et al., 2015)
• Making identity formation explicit as a goal of reflection

(Tracey & Hutchinson, 2013; Tracey, Hutchinson, & Grzebyk, 2014)
• Taking on multiple views of identity 

(Gee, 2000; Tonso, 2006a; Pierrakos et al., 2009)
• Designerly talk as constitutive of identity 

(Gray & Howard, 2014)
What topics do students discuss when commenting on
their peers’ reflections in an introductory graduate
interaction design course?
How do these comments relate to the students’
assessment of their own design ability at the conclusion 

of the semester?
1
2
CONTEXT
DATA
Introductory course in interaction design
1 HCI design course
144 students
1,619 posts
2,019 posts
3YEARS
END OF SEMESTER
REFLECTION
FALL ’14: perception of design
errors students experienced or embodied
FALL ’15: reflection about students’
metamorphosis as a designer
n=55
n=31
FINDINGS
FINDINGS
AFFIRMATION
REINFORCEMENT OF DESIGN CONCEPTS
COMMISERATION
IDENTITY PROJECTION
REFLECTION VALUE
FINDINGS
AFFIRMATION
“You were a great facilitator and
probably one of the hardest workers
during project 2.”
Identity elements that were already well-developed 

and explicitly acknowledged
FINDINGS
“the design and the core are 

inextricably, fundamentally connected, 

if not the same thing.”
Identity elements that were formative to the 

students’ practice and view of design
REINFORCEMENT OF DESIGN CONCEPTS
FINDINGS
COMMISERATION
“I am all for the fire under your ass.”
Positive identity elements that were produced through
challenging, yet shared experiences
FINDINGS
“I’m thinking if should I become a visual
designer that excels in user experience?
Or should it be the other way around?”
Identity elements that are future-oriented and 

linked with the practice of design
IDENTITY PROJECTION
FINDINGS
REFLECTION VALUE
“I asked a question to some of the professors and
mentors on orientation day and it was, “if there’s
something a budding designer should do more of, on a
regular basis (other than sketching or reading literature),
what is it?” and one of them said “to reflect”. I didn’t
get it then, but I do now.”
Identity formation realized through reflection & metacognition
UI
UX
ID
EDU
AFFINITIES
UI
UX
ID
EDU
AFFINITIES
ACADEMIA PRACTICE
DISCOURSE
BRANDT ET AL., 2013; GRAY, 2014
THANK YOU
COLIN M. GRAY

colingray.me | uxp2.com 

gray42@purdue.edu

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Forming A Design Identity in Computing Education Through Reflection and Peer Interaction

  • 1. COLIN M. GRAY & AUSTIN L. TOOMBS PURDUE UNIVERSITY THROUGH REFLECTION & PEER INTERACTION FORMING A DESIGN IDENTITY 
 IN COMPUTING EDUCATION
  • 2. GROUNDING THIS WORK • Reflection as a tool to externalize how a student is thinking about design 
 (Gray, 2014; Gray & Siegel, 2013; Siegel & Stolterman, 2008) • Reflection as a means of stimulating metacognition and engaging learners’ agency (Allie et al., 2009; Turns et al., 2015) • Making identity formation explicit as a goal of reflection
 (Tracey & Hutchinson, 2013; Tracey, Hutchinson, & Grzebyk, 2014) • Taking on multiple views of identity 
 (Gee, 2000; Tonso, 2006a; Pierrakos et al., 2009) • Designerly talk as constitutive of identity 
 (Gray & Howard, 2014)
  • 3. What topics do students discuss when commenting on their peers’ reflections in an introductory graduate interaction design course? How do these comments relate to the students’ assessment of their own design ability at the conclusion 
 of the semester? 1 2
  • 6. Introductory course in interaction design
  • 7. 1 HCI design course 144 students 1,619 posts 2,019 posts 3YEARS
  • 8. END OF SEMESTER REFLECTION FALL ’14: perception of design errors students experienced or embodied FALL ’15: reflection about students’ metamorphosis as a designer n=55 n=31
  • 10. FINDINGS AFFIRMATION REINFORCEMENT OF DESIGN CONCEPTS COMMISERATION IDENTITY PROJECTION REFLECTION VALUE
  • 11. FINDINGS AFFIRMATION “You were a great facilitator and probably one of the hardest workers during project 2.” Identity elements that were already well-developed 
 and explicitly acknowledged
  • 12. FINDINGS “the design and the core are 
 inextricably, fundamentally connected, 
 if not the same thing.” Identity elements that were formative to the 
 students’ practice and view of design REINFORCEMENT OF DESIGN CONCEPTS
  • 13. FINDINGS COMMISERATION “I am all for the fire under your ass.” Positive identity elements that were produced through challenging, yet shared experiences
  • 14. FINDINGS “I’m thinking if should I become a visual designer that excels in user experience? Or should it be the other way around?” Identity elements that are future-oriented and 
 linked with the practice of design IDENTITY PROJECTION
  • 15. FINDINGS REFLECTION VALUE “I asked a question to some of the professors and mentors on orientation day and it was, “if there’s something a budding designer should do more of, on a regular basis (other than sketching or reading literature), what is it?” and one of them said “to reflect”. I didn’t get it then, but I do now.” Identity formation realized through reflection & metacognition
  • 18. THANK YOU COLIN M. GRAY
 colingray.me | uxp2.com 
 gray42@purdue.edu