IC Invited Talk - Peter Scupelli, Carnegie Mellon School of Design, Noon Mar. 13, GVU Café

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Title: Teaching to Future - Tradeoffs Between Flipped Classroom and Design Course Pedagogies.

About this talk: In the 21st century, change is exponential. Products and services are designed and developed faster, and their shelf-life disrupted by a constant flow of new offerings. Thus, design for the 21st century requires different skills and design educators are challenged to teach new skills within an already packed curriculum. How might design educators revolutionize teaching and learning to rise to 21st-century challenges? In this talk, I’ll compare two versions of a futures studies course developed for design students. Specifically I’ll describe tradeoffs between course design decisions for flipped pedagogy and design studio pedagogy measured with faculty course evaluations as outcomes, and speculate on how reflective practices were associated with described transfer activities. I will also describe changes made to the courses and provide key insights on applying flipped pedagogy to design courses.

Biography: Peter Scupelli is Associate Professor in Design, Chair of the Environments Track, and Director of the Learning Environments Lab in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level design courses in the environments track, futures, and interaction design. He holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, M.S. in HCI, M.Des. in Interaction Design, and an undergraduate Architecture degree. The NSF and IES fund his research. His work with A12 was exhibited in the Architecture Biennial of Venice; PS1-MOMA, New York; the São Paulo Contemporary Art Biennial; the ZKM museum of Karlsruhe, Germany and many other places. Leonardo Da Vinci is Peter's childhood hero. Peter's eclectic background and career seek to integrate art, science, design, learning sciences, architecture, HCI, interaction design, and environments. He is an urban cyclist, parent, spouse, swimmer, and yogi-in-training.

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