The Design Mindset: Fall 2018

Team Projects

Team/Group Projects

Note: all team projects will be assigned in-class.

These projects will document the evolution of your Design Processes.

  • All assignments must be posted to OWLbox and/or submitted to the Professor via USB flash drive.
  • Late assignments will receive 0 credit. No exceptions.
  • Project grades are completely subjective at my sole discretion.
Project #1

Students will utilize Design strategies and the Studio Concepts discussed in-class to problem solve within a small group format.  Be sure to site all sources, plagiarism will not be tolerated.  All presentations will be timed and cannot exceed the length specified in-class.  Each team member is required to present.

  • One student from each team must submit the group’s PowerPoint presentation via email using your temple email account to: Team_Pr.wfttdrtn71r299kr@u.box.com and USB flash drive in class prior to presenting.

Project #2

Students will utilize Design strategies and the Studio Concepts discussed in-class to problem solve within a small group format.  Be sure to site all sources, plagiarism will not be tolerated.  All presentations will be timed and cannot exceed the length specified in-class.  Each team member is required to present.

  • One student from each team must submit the group’s PowerPoint presentation via email using your temple email account to: Team_Pr.x7rr5109dgk6b38x@u.box.com and USB flash drive in class prior to presenting.

Project #3

In a small group format, students will research, analyze, compare and contrast, “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” from a design perspective of two local businesses.  The Businesses to choose from for this assignment will be provided by the Professor in class.  Students will prepare a presentation highlighting the relevant course material as well as demonstrating application of the skills learned during the class session. This will be followed by a team presentation.  All presentation must be prepared using PowerPoint.  You may include any appropriate supplemental information such as videos or images.  Be sure to site all sources, plagiarism will not be tolerated.  All presentations will be timed and cannot exceed the length specified in-class.  Each team member is required to present.

  • One student from each team must submit the group’s PowerPoint presentation via email using your temple e-mail account to: Team_Pr.umbqu25m3dw91bbd@u.box.com no later than 11:59 PM on October 30, 2018.
A. You will conduct ethnographic observation research related to your group project.
  1. You must conduct FIELDWORK and immerse yourself in the subject business
  2. Each Team Member must take at least 15 different pictures of situations relevant to your project’s scope. Photos should present a range of perspectives from general overview images to very specific details and situational context.
    1. Photos should be edited and duplicates/blurred images removed.
    2. Annotate photos with comments and/or diagrams (arrows, circles) to highlight key content.
    3. The intent is to use the photographs to help tell your team’s story.
    4. Not all photos are expected to be utilized in your PowerPoint presentation; select the photos that best represent the point(s) you are trying to express. Extra photos (those not used in the presentation) should be saved as slides and incorporated in your individual journals.
B. Interview component:
  1. You must interview at least 3 people who represent stakeholders for your project.
  2. You want to learn as much as you can about them and their personal relationship to the project domain of interest. You must incorporate their personal “story” in your presentation using graphic means; additional narrative information can be added to the notations in your PowerPoint slides.  Provide details and insights into their personalities, choices, preferences, and personal intellectual and emotion drivers.  This is a story – not a Q+A summary.  It is about WHAT THEY SAID, NOT WHAT YOU DID.
  3. The interview assignment is an opportunity to understand the relationship between PEOPLE and situations. Your goal is to understand what people want and need.
Project #4

Your team will analyze the situation presented by the professor using the tools and techniques introduced throughout the semester.

The project should incorporate the following process:

  1. Gathering of Data
    1. Functional analysis
    2. Precedent analysis
    3. Problem Identification
  2. Ideation
    1. Defining the concept
    2. Diagraming the Architecture
    3. Determine the core philosophy
    4. Select an appropriate form factor (e.g., mobile, virtual, device, desktop).
  3. Translation into Form
    1. Sketch the preliminary interface
    2. Storyboard
    3. Build the system – create a proof of concept.
    4. Presentation
      1. Final Model
      2. Storytelling

Be sure to site all sources, plagiarism will not be tolerated.  All presentations will be timed and cannot exceed the length specified in-class.  Each team member is required to present.

We will evaluate the following when reviewing you team’s project. For each criteria we will decide whether your efforts exceed expectations, meet them or fail to meet them.

Team Project #4 - Project Grading Criteria

Scope (How well did you define the Whole Problem: Function, Time, and Economy & Form?)25%
Visualization (How well did you communicate your solution through imagery?)25%
Design Innovation (Incorporation of Precedence, Analysis and Synthesis)25%
Presentation (How well did you tell your story?)25%
  • One student from each team must submit the group’s PowerPoint presentation via email using your temple email account to: Team_Pr.jivviannfoh5ukqy@u.box.com and USB flash drive in class prior to presenting.