Articles by: Melissa Warr

 

Redesigning teacher education on the fly: The case of sun devil learning lab. May 15, 1 PM MST, bit.ly/TADLiveStream

Join us Friday, 5/15, 1 PM MST at bit.ly/TADLiveStream to chat about how Sun Devil Learning Lab redesigned teacher training during the COVID19 Pandemic. READ MORE »

Redesigning Teacher Training on the Fly: The Case of Sun Devil Learning Lab

Join us Friday, 5/15, 1 PM MST at bit.ly/TADLiveStream to chat about how Sun Devil Learning Lab redesigned teacher training during the COVID19 Pandemic. READ MORE »


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educators to rapidly shift classes and coursework into online formats…but what about the other aspects of school? How do counselors, performing arts directors, and librarians support a school community that has sudden … READ MORE »

Redesigning a school (during a Pandemic): Lessons from Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educators to rapidly shift classes and coursework into online formats…but what about the other aspects of school? How do counselors, performing arts directors, and librarians support a school community that has sudden … READ MORE »


Shift Happens Flyer

Once a month we hold a design salon to discuss design-related topics that pique our interest. This month, we changed our topic to discuss how the current pandemic has been shifting our education system. The conversation raised a series of important tho … READ MORE »

Excerpts from Design Salon I: Shift Happens

Once a month we hold a design salon to discuss design-related topics that pique our interest. This month, we changed our topic to discuss how the current pandemic has been shifting our education system. The conversation raised a series of important tho … READ MORE »


Join us for a chat about education, design, and COVID19! Friday, 3/20, 11 AM PST, bit.ly/TADSalon READ MORE »

Shift Happens Flyer

Join us Friday! Shift happens: Stumbling into the future post-Corona

Join us for a chat about education, design, and COVID19! Friday, 3/20, 11 AM PST, bit.ly/TADSalon READ MORE »


Cheering crowd

Process design is creating a set of actions that can be used multiple times. Join the Talking About Design team in three cheers for process design! Bonus process design tool included. READ MORE »

Three Cheers for Process Design!

Process design is creating a set of actions that can be used multiple times. Join the Talking About Design team in three cheers for process design! Bonus process design tool included. READ MORE »


In which Melissa summons the courage to critique her doctoral advisor’s post, asserting that over-simplification of artifacts leads to many of the design problems in education that we are trying to avoid. READ MORE »

smartphone clock

Fixing Clocks, Negotiating Systems: Yes, And…

In which Melissa summons the courage to critique her doctoral advisor’s post, asserting that over-simplification of artifacts leads to many of the design problems in education that we are trying to avoid. READ MORE »


Our 5 Spaces framework is constantly evolving. Here’s the most recent version, originally published on Punya’s website. READ MORE »

A Blog Crossover: Our Framework v. 2.0

Our 5 Spaces framework is constantly evolving. Here’s the most recent version, originally published on Punya’s website. READ MORE »


Design is about action, and we are exploring some ways to make our framework more actionable. Check out five embodied representations for understanding our core framework, now The Five SPACES FOR Design in Education. READ MORE »

Five Perspectives for the Five Spaces for Design in Education

Design is about action, and we are exploring some ways to make our framework more actionable. Check out five embodied representations for understanding our core framework, now The Five SPACES FOR Design in Education. READ MORE »


The word "Inspired" over an arial view of the Paris Las Vegas casino

Melissa is having a great time Talking About Design at AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) in Vegas! Check out the Five Discourses of Design in Education presentation. READ MORE »

AECT Talks About Design!

Melissa is having a great time Talking About Design at AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) in Vegas! Check out the Five Discourses of Design in Education presentation. READ MORE »


Design is simultaneously intentional and ambiguous. Like scientists with Petri dishes, designers know how to use this to their advantage. READ MORE »

Microscopic view of microbes in a petri dish

The Paradox of the Petri Dish, AKA Culturing a Culture

Design is simultaneously intentional and ambiguous. Like scientists with Petri dishes, designers know how to use this to their advantage. READ MORE »


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