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The Reflect! platform is designed to organize Reflective Consensus Building on Wicked Problems in small teams. Examples wicked problems are complex policy issues such as health care reform, poverty, global trade, or climate change; the regulation of new and emerging technologies; the design of products and technologies; and planning processes that involve different stakeholders.
SolidSketch is a solid modeling program that enables users to rapidly construct 3D models through sketch and multi-touch input. The interaction design principles of SolidSketch are based on the cognitive science theory of enaction. This paper uses the enaction theory as a lens to describe why the interaction designs of conventional CAD tools often fail to support early stages of the design process. We argue enactive interactions would support design creativity by enabling rapid iteration and continuous feedback throughout a flexible design exploration.
This project aims to study the learning needs of Mandarin Chinese heritage speakers and ultimately create a supplemental tool that will be helpful to them for heritage language learning. The study focuses on any adult of age 18 or older, whose dominant language is English, uses Mandarin Chinese as a heritage language, and is currently located in the United States.

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Testing Methods and Technology

An adaptable project testing space.
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