Articles by: Melissa Warr

 

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Emergent design is about shaping the future through rapidly changing contexts, like when COVID-19 interrupts your dissertation research on teacher identity and design. READ MORE »

Harnessing the Rapids: Teacher Identity, Design, and COVID-19

Emergent design is about shaping the future through rapidly changing contexts, like when COVID-19 interrupts your dissertation research on teacher identity and design. READ MORE »


Can designing systems be done piece-by-piece, or does it require revolutionary design? READ MORE »

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Designing for Systemic Change: Self-Driving Cars?

Can designing systems be done piece-by-piece, or does it require revolutionary design? READ MORE »


Fostering system-level perspective taking when designing for change in educational systems

Implementing large-scale changes within educational systems can be a challenging task. A new article by Steven, Melissa, and Punya suggests a way forward. READ MORE »

Systems level change in education: New article

Implementing large-scale changes within educational systems can be a challenging task. A new article by Steven, Melissa, and Punya suggests a way forward. READ MORE »


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

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 »


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 »

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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 »


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

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 »


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 »

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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 »


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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 »

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 »


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As a teaser for the upcoming salon on September 18th, I, Amanda, interviewed Tim Wright about his recent transition from Museum education to designing walking tours at Attucks Adams, and finally, to taking those tours online. The following is an excerp … READ MORE »

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As a teaser for the upcoming salon on September 18th, I, Amanda, interviewed Tim Wright about his recent transition from Museum education to designing walking tours at Attucks Adams, and finally, to taking those tours online. The following is an excerp … READ MORE »


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