Submitted by kbrennan on December 8, 2011 - 7:24pm.
Just a reminder that our final class is Tuesday, December 13 from 9am to 12pm, with lunch provided.
The schedule for Tuesday is:
9:00 - 10:00: Reflection and discussion of major themes from the course and next steps
10:00 - 11:00: Three-minute presentations
11:00 - 12:00: Lunch and informal post-presentation discussions
Things for you to please do in preparation for class:
Submit a copy of any materials (slides, images, videos) that you'll be projecting during the three-minute presentation to email@example.com before class starts on Tuesday
Submitted by kbrennan on November 29, 2011 - 9:32pm.
Our final class is Tuesday, December 13 from 9am to 12pm, with lunch provided.
It's an opportunity for us to share our work and to celebrate. Please bring a hard copy (double-spaced) of your paper to class and submit an electronic copy (Microsoft Word, .doc) to firstname.lastname@example.org before class starts on Tuesday.
As we discussed in class today, we want the final session to be an interesting and valuable experience for you. In the comments area below, please suggest your preference for format. For example, we could structure the final session as:
a series of short final project presentations
a poster and demo session of final projects
a combination of presentations and posters
a discussion of course themes
Please let us know your preference by this Thursday morning (December 1).
Submitted by kbrennan on November 22, 2011 - 9:47am.
For this week, we're asking you to provide feedback on two other project outlines. Find your name in the list and provide feedback to the two people following you. (E.g. David provides feedback to Jason and Stephen. Gaia provides feedback to Sofia and David.) Leave your feedback on the outlines from last week, available at http://mas714.media.mit.edu/node/109.
Submitted by kbrennan on November 16, 2011 - 7:42am.
For this week, we're asking you to write a five-paragraph outline for your final project. Please post your outline by Sunday, so that others have an opportunity to read your outline and provide feedback.
First paragraph: Research Questions
Begin by framing your project. What is your topic, theme, or question?
General advice: Scale it back. Keep it simple and focused.
Second paragraph: Connections
How does your project connect to the ideas from the course? What particular readings have helped you?
General advice: Use (some of) the course readings to think about your project.
Third paragraph: Methods
How are you planning to approach your project question? Ethnography? Designing a prototype? Designing activities?
General advice: We are open to many different approaches.
Fourth paragraph: Deliverables
What are the outcomes of your project? Analysis of an ethnographic study? Analysis of principles underlying your design? What will the major sections of your final paper include?
General advice: Make sure to leave enough time to write and refine your paper.
Fifth paragraph: Concerns
What aspects of the project do you still need to determine? What concerns do you have about completing the project?
General advice: Don't hesitate to ask for help.