• Feminisms and Interaction Design (IxD)

    Author(s):
    Jennifer Sano-Franchini
    Editor(s):
    Amanda Licastro, Katina Rogers, Danica Savonick
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Design, English language, Electronic games, Feminism, Social justice
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Collaboration, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Student agency, Rubric, Digital pedagogy, Composition, English, Gaming, Play, Interdisciplinary
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/x18g-ex58
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: This project was designed by Professor Jennifer Sano-Franchini as the culmination of Issues in Professional and Public Discourse, a course for English majors at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. This course, which won the university’s XCaliber Award for excellence in teaching with technology, invites students to investigate a “wicked problem,” defined by designer and educator Jon Kolko as a “social or cultural problem that is difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements” (qtd. in Sano-Franchini). In an interview about the course, Sano-Franchini describes sexism and gender inequality as wicked problems for which interaction design can offer useful approaches. For the final project, students work in groups to design a conceptual prototype (for a mobile application, game, Web site, interface, performance, etc.) informed by theories, research, and ideas in feminisms and interaction design. The artifact includes learning outcomes, a timeline, grading criteria, and more, all of which could be adapted for other courses.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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