Participants sought for study of new online tools for the design studio

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Anyone interested in new online software and tools for design is invited to participate in a short study in the Borland Project Space (125 Borland), as part of a research project, “Measuring Orientation Methods to Online Tools for Design Studio Tasks.”

The study, which takes 15–20 minutes to complete, includes a short demographics survey, a simple set of computer tasks dealing with a campus space, and a brief questionnaire about the participant’s experience. People can visit the Borland Project Space to learn more about the study or to participate on Monday–Friday through October 21, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4:30 p.m.

“In better understanding the impact of different methods of orienting and training for using online tools, we hope to work to improve current methods in our online courses,” said Kelleann Foster, associate professor of landscape architecture, director of the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and one of the study leaders. “The benefit of participating in this research will be to help us better understand the impacts associated with introducing new software tools to design course assignments.”

For more information, visit the Borland Project Space during the hours listed above or contact Danielle Oprean, dxo12@psu.edu. The study is being led by Foster; Oprean, postdoctoral research fellow in the Stuckeman School; and Dan Meehan, program manager for Geodesign.

 

The Borland Project Space is used to showcase the vibrant research culture of the College of Arts and Architecture, with the term “research” intended to encompass the full range of practices in which faculty engage to create new knowledge in the arts and design disciplines. For more information, visit http://sites.psu.edu/borlandprojectspace/.

For more information on the study, visit http://sites.psu.edu/borlandprojectspace/online-tools-studio-tasks/.

Last Updated October 07, 2015