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Critical Making – Checking our Biases

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This week, I was browsing Stanford’s dSchool web site. Lots of interesting resources and inspiration. One section I gravitated to was a tool called the Critical Lens Group Protocol. This sound-based tool guides teams in analyzing a prototype or any design through an equity-focused lens. Intended for small groups, the prototype is reviewed by the group with the aid […]

How do we learn through making?

We are often asked to connect our Makerspace’s purpose to learning outcomes. Some are curious to understand how building with LEGO, creating a circuit board or designing a 3D model is connected with the goals of the university as a place that values academic rigor. Our Makerspace users are having fun, stretching their curiosity but […]