FS-Response


Do you have any questions for any of our young designers?



From: Christian Long, spoke at the ISTE summit, school designer/planner

  • If you had to describe your project (and related ideas) to someone who was blind and could not grasp the 'look' of your virtual concept, how would you convey the 'spirit' of your design?
  • What are the non-negotiables of your concept? What, on the other hand, is something that is intriguing...but not necessary? What would you fight for? What would you be willing to let go of?
  • If you had to sketch by hand -- without worrying about perfect 'drawing' -- and not use the tools in a virtual environment, what would you have done?
  • What did you use visually that was 'convenient' vs. something you really had to push yourselves hard to solve?
  • What is the 'need' that needs to be helped or the 'problem' that has to be solved that this design concept will serve?



Do you have any constructive feedback to help students refine their designs?



From: Christian Long, spoke at the ISTE summit, school designer/planner

  • I'd love to see a non-virtual version. Quick sketch (not trying to be perfect) where you could create anything without the pressure of it all 'working' piece by piece. A bubble-sketch, so to speak. Then I'd like to see what the 2 versions had in common, what differed, and what the ultimate 'vision' would be.