OLC Accelerate 2017 - Technology Test Kitchen (TTK) Daily Design Challenge - Day 2

Welcome to the OLC Accelerate 2017 Technology Test Kitchen Daily Design Challenge - Day 2!

The Daily Design Challenge gives virtual as well as onsite attendees of OLC Accelerate 2017 an opportunity to share their ideas to solve a design challenge faced by many in the area of teaching and learning. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other attendees and learn about the Design Thinking process!

By participating in the Daily Design Challenge, you will also be entered into the daily prize draw, for a chance to win a special prize.

To find out how to participate in the Daily Design Challenge and collaborate with your fellow attendees, read the instructions below.
The Design Thinking Process
At it's core, Design Thinking focuses on truly understanding people's needs using empathy and brainstorming creative solutions to best meet those needs.

Check out this short video (3:09) for an introduction to the Design Thinking process.

Source: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/design-thinking/
Participation Instructions
1. Read the scenario presented below and with the user's needs in mind, generate ideas to solve the problem.

2. Post your design solution in the text field below.

3. For a chance to win in the Daily Design Challenge prize draw, enter your contact information in the text field at the bottom of this form.

4. Share your design solution with other attendees by posting to the online design challenge board in the Padlet link provided below.
Larry is a new student in a Health Sciences BS completion program and he has has never taken an online course before. One of Larry’s first online courses in the program includes a liberal arts requirement in the History Department. The seven-week course consists of primary source readings and articles that analyze these original texts. There are weekly multiple choice quizzes and written chapter summary assignments. The culminating assignment is a final paper which is introduced in week 5 of the course. The professor includes an introduction forum in the course during week 1, but he doesn’t typically participate. There are no discussion forums, group activities, or any other opportunities for the learners to interact with each other in this course. Larry has posted a few questions in the Help Forum about the readings, but the professor doesn’t respond in a timely manner. Larry is feeling isolated from his peers and he would really like to bounce ideas off of other students in this learning community.

Utilizing the stages of design thinking, describe briefly how you would approach this design challenge.
Define the problem.
To get you started with Design Thinking and defining the problem, you can ask yourself questions such as:

"What exactly are the reasons the user's needs are not being met?"
"What do they think, feel, see, hear, say or do?"
"How might I design a solution that takes their specific needs into consideration?"
Brainstorm ideas to solve the problem.
Now it's your turn to brainstorm as many ideas as you can, while suspending judgement. The sky is the limit here.
Post your best idea here!
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Enter your information for a chance to win...
OLC TTK will choose a winner at random from daily challenge entries. Enter each day for more chances to win!
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Share your ideas!
Contribute to the design thinking collaborative online board by going to the following address and posting your ideas in the form of text, rough sketch or picture of a model of your solution. Let's find even more innovative solutions to our design challenges in teaching and learning by combining ideas and insights.

Padlet link: https://padlet.com/OLCInstitute/92qqvpl1dyt1

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