Symphony: A case study in extending learner-centered design through process space analysis

Chris Quintana, Jim Eng, Andrew Carra, Hsin Kai Wu, Elliot Soloway

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Abstract

We are exploring a new class of tools for learners: scaffolded integrated tool environments (or SITES), which address the needs of learners trying to engage in new, complex work processes. A crucial phase within a learner-centered design approach for SITE design involves analyzing the work process to identify areas where learners need support to engage in the process. Here we discuss the design of Symphony, a SITE for high-school science students. Specifically, we discuss how the process-space model helped us analyze the science inquiry process to help us identify a detailed set of learner needs, leading to a full set of process scaffolding strategies for Symphony.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'99
Pages473-480
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1999 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 1999 May 151999 May 20

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

OtherSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1999
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period99/5/1599/5/20

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Keywords

  • Learner-centered design
  • Process scaffolding
  • Process spaces
  • Scaffolded integrated tool environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Quintana, C., Eng, J., Carra, A., Wu, H. K., & Soloway, E. (1999). Symphony: A case study in extending learner-centered design through process space analysis. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'99 (pp. 473-480). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/302979.303136