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Monday, February 29 • 10:25 - 10:55
Teaching the "Design Disposition" to Future Technologists

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As interaction design broadens to include a host of disciplines in order to approach situations holistically and from a design-centric approach, a question has arisen as to how these “non-designers” learn designerly ways to thinking and working. I have developed a meta-curricular set of “design dispositions” which I believe not only bridge design’s many disciplines but serve as guiding ideals for those who participate in contemporary design practice. This talk can be of benefit to those who teach design to future designers, those who teach design to people outside of our discipline (particularly to technologists), to students at a university level, corporate or continuing education, or even in grade school.

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Alexander Wilcox Cheek

Assistant Teaching Professor, Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
Alexander R. Wilcox Cheek is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, based since 2009 in Qatar. He joined the I.S. faculty from the School of Design, where he received a Masters of Design in 2009. There, he studied information and interaction design, and design theory, which continues to be his area of focus. In Qatar, he teaches design studies, integrating technology with products, services... Read More →

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