Design Thinking

In my course on design thinking, I delved into observing real-world human interactions for the first time, understanding their intricacies and the role of technology in enhancing these dynamics. Our semester project aimed to increase engagement at our school gallery by applying these principles, fostering a more interactive setting. This experience has profoundly influenced my approach to human-computer interaction, highlighting the importance of user-focused design.

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Education in Zion Project

Reimagining Education at Zion Gallery: Our project revolutionizes learning through instructional design, shaping a future of innovation.

Project

Client Facing Course Project at Brigham Young University

Duration

January- April 2022

Tools Used

Figma, Canvas, Microsoft Office

Team

Professor: Dr. McDonald
Teammates: Will Sowards, Annie Brown, Chloe Weng, Alyssa Minor, Kalib Taylor, and Jacob Zundel

Intro

Over the course of this semester we have worked on ideas for augmenting the Education in Zion Gallery (located in the Joseph F. Smith building on the BYU campus). The gallery showcases exhibits that are intended to be experienced by members of the BYU campus community. The mission of the gallery is that “through study, experience, and revelation, inspired students can integrate sacred and secular education with character, service, and life-long learning to better reflect Christ’s light and help build Zion”. Therefore, we have been asked by the gallery to introduce more participatory aspects to the exhibits in the gallery to symbolize the four Aims of a BYU Education and help students integrate their secular and spiritual learning. 

Spiritual

Geospacing

Spiritual Geocaching is a mobile application that acts as a virtual tour guide and implements interactive activities to facilitate the gallery’s viewing experience. We named this application Spiritual Geocaching because it incorporates geographical synchronization and users have to follow the guide to complete the game. The learning outcome of this activity is to evaluate how well ideas the visitors encounter for integrating secular and spiritual learning fit with their current, personal circumstances.

Critical Incidence Analysis

  • The average everyday life of a college student makes it hard to integrate the spiritual with the secular; harder at college then in high school; life before college was very structured.
  • Scripture study helps integrate
  • Hard for people to pinpoint what helps them integrate, even though they’re good at it
  • Practices led to confidence (like prayer)

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the spiritual opportunities they have claim to as children of God.
  • Identify practices in which they currently engage that already align with principles of integrating secular and spiritual learning.
  • Evaluate how well ideas they encounter for integrating secular and spiritual learning fit with their current, personal circumstances

Process

PROJECT

Development

Using the ADDIE model as our guide, we embarked on a meticulous process to create our product. We started by choosing a focus, seeking to deeply understand our target audience and empathize with their experiences. Through this exploration, we identified common themes among all personas, such as the quest for identity, clarity, and balance amidst multiple responsibilities. Our critical incident analyses revealed that integrating the spiritual with the secular is a challenge for college students, with scripture study serving as a valuable tool. We developed learning objectives to help students recognize their spiritual opportunities, identify existing practices aligning with integration, and evaluate new ideas based on their personal circumstances.

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