2:30-5:00 p.m., April 19, 2005
Mary Gates Commons
This poster session will highlight the activities of our group, the Laboratory for User-Centered Engineering Education (LUCEE). We are graduate students, undergrads, and faculty members, all trying to increase our understanding of how users of the engineering education system (both students and teachers) can be better supported. This session will describe several projects we are currently engaged in.
We have found that the principles of User-Centered Design (UCD) are a powerful lens for exploring how students and faculty experience the many aspects of the UW College of Engineering. The three core principles of UCD are an early and continued focus on users, empirical measurement, and iterative design. At LUCEE, these principles are employed throughout the process of investigating the engineering education setting, whether in research design, data analysis, or the dissemination of our results.
Employing UCD methods, we are gathering data on both students and teachers in an effort to better support them in achieving their education goals. Our current projects include: