NYU D&T Session 13: Last Presentations; Setting Up Second Half


  • No make-up class on May 4
  • Roll Red Roll Update: March 29 & 30?
  • Midterm resubmission policy now published
  • Second Half of Semester
    • External speaker updates and backgrounds: Vernelle Noel
    • Suggestions: Patriot Act, Small Group, Peer Feedback, Tech Companies
    • Final: Focus on Human-Centered Design. Testing your prototype or idea with 1-2 classmates, at least 2 people in your target audience (with the appropriate salient social identity and pertinent personal identities), and at least 1 “expert.”



  • Short blog post, due Wednesday, 3/27: Watch Vernelle Noel’s TEDx talk and a short excerpt from the recent Georgia Tech diversity/identity/inclusion panel (01:10:00 to 01:22:00) in which she was a participant. You can also take a quick look at her web site. Prepare 1-3 questions for her guest speaker session on Wednesday, and order them in highest priority. We won’t get to all your questions, but we will send her all of your questions.
  • Blog post, due Monday 4/1:
    • Discuss your current thoughts on continuing your midterm project. Will you continue to develop it for the final? If not, what might you work on for the final project?
    • Based on your current project thinking, discuss where and how you might find potential people to test your project and provide feedback. Discuss where/who you will find
      • People with the salient social identity of your audience (e.g. those who are vision-impaired, elderly, hearing-impaired, low-income, experiencing mental health issues, experiencing posture issues etc.) Where might you find people with the salient social identity that ALSO have pertinent personal identities (e.g. low-income music students, disabled cooks, hearing-impaired finance students, etc)?
      • A professional who is an expert practitioner with your project’s technical, socioeconomic and/or scientific challenges?
  • Reading, due Monday 4/1: Familiarize yourself with the Field Guide to Human Centered Design.