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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Effect of Ultrasonic Vibration on Proliferation and Differentiation of Cells
Haruka Hino, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakajima
(pages: 1-7)

Design of Slit between Micro Cylindrical Pillars for Cell Sorting
Yusuke Takahashi, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Haruka Hino, Tatsuki Azuma
(pages: 8-14)

Application of a Pod Exercise to University Education Programs
Kristen Dietz, David R. Black, Pamela Aaltonen, Ryan Tennessen, J. Eric Dietz
(pages: 15-21)

Designing Effective Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Experiences
Robin Risling-de Jong, Ronald A. Styron Jr., Jennifer L. Styron
(pages: 22-27)

Medication Administration and Knowledge Retention in Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Pamela Treister, Donna Darcy
(pages: 28-34)

Analyzing the Existing Undergraduate Engineering Leadership Skills
Hamed M. Almalki, Luis Rabelo, Charles Davis, Hammad Usmani, Debra Hollister, Alfonso Sarmiento
(pages: 35-39)

The Educational Cloud, Problems and Perspectives
Giovanni Dimauro, Michele Scalera, Giuseppe Visaggio
(pages: 40-46)

Statistical Quality Control and Improvement of Waste Water Treatment Plant
Vikranth Akarapu, Sairam Reddy Gunkala, Sahitya Pattigadapa, Bharani Krishna Pattigadappa, Srikar Ponnapall, Richard S. Segall
(pages: 47-51)

An Evolutionary Metaheuristic for the 2D Guillotine Cut Problem
José Ignacio Peláez, A. H. Yánez, Eduardo A. Santos, L. M. Moncayo
(pages: 52-56)

Active and Reactive Power Control Strategy for Grid-Connected Six-Phase Generator by Using Multi-Modular Matrix Converters
David Caballero, Federico Gavilán, Edgar Maqueda, Raúl Gregor, Jorge Rodas, Derlis Gregor, Sergio Toledo, Marco Rivera
(pages: 57-61)

Development of a New Support System for English Composition and its Performance Evaluation for International Communication
Hiroki Matsuyama, Mitsuyuki Miyazaki, Isamu Okada, Terumasa Ehara, Dawn Lavelle Miyazaki, Shinichiro Miyazawa
(pages: 62-71)

A Visual Analytics Technique for Identifying Heat Spots in Transportation Networks
Marian Sorin Nistor, Stefan Wolfgang Pickl, Martin Zsifkovits
(pages: 72-77)

The Concept of Information Sharing Behaviors in Complex Organizations: Research in Latvian Enterprises
Andrejs Cekuls
(pages: 78-82)

Computing and Network Systems Administration, Operations Research, and System Dynamics Modeling: A Proposed Research Framework
Michael W. Totaro
(pages: 83-88)


 

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Using Interdisciplinary and Active Research to Encourage Higher Resolution Research and Prototyping in Design

Adream Blair-Early, Frankie Flood


University art and design programs are branching out and creating interdisciplinary programs and research centers that connect design students and faculty across various disciplines such as business, engineering, architecture, information studies, health sciences and education.

A human-centered, problem-based approach to design research looks to position industry and academic leaders to work alongside students, community leaders, artists and non-profits to develop creative and innovative solutions to the challenges facing contemporary society. But product design benefits even more from practices that engage users throughout the entire design process, often called participatory design. Participatory design process utilizes user feedback throughout the design process to spur innovation and improve design quality.

It is possible in the classroom to engage in participatory design and participatory prototyping through the use of inexpensive 3D printers and laser cutters as well as traditional hand tools, requiring only mastery of a few simple techniques and technology readily available on laptop computers. The class research being presented was conceived as part of a new interdisciplinary classroom research space call the Digital Craft Research Lab (DCRL) housed within the department of Art and Design. Courses taught within the DCRL offer students, researchers and faculty continual access to both low resolution and high-resolution prototyping machinery and materials.

This paper looks at the role of action and participatory research in a design course that created printed hand innovations in collaboration with a nine-year-old female user. Students were asked to work on modeling new designs as well as capturing the progress in a final open source book and models.

This paper asks the question can the use of classroom collaboration, action research and work spaces encourage creativity, innovation, and critical thinking in student and professional designers?

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