Design Activism in Helsinki [...]

Berglund discusses the role of design in urban planning and in policy, and how design thinking and approaches are closely tied to activism efforts in Helsinki. Berglund defines the term "design activism" in this way: >I understand design activism first as “designerly” – that is, its interventions are material, practical, and aesthetic all at once and in a sel...

 

Open plan offices [classrooms] as hostile design [...]

Open-plan office space can be challenging for some personality types. Substitute 'Open-plan office' with 'classroom' for an interesting perspective. >[Open-plan offices] are associated with high staff turnover. They make people sick, hostile, unmotivated and insecure… [Open-plan office workers] have fewer personal and confidential conversations with colleagues. They...

 

Terms of Service as hostile/hospitable? [...]

> “I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that....

 

Hostile Design — what’s the role of intention? [...]

Rough notes: Design can become hostile when it is a design gets in the way of my own goals or needs. This can be intentional on the part of the designer, or unintentional; when the goals of the designer inadvertently block the goals or needs of a user. discussion about conflict between the security shortcomings of an application (Google Docs) and the security needs ex...

 

Does Turnitin contribute to a hostile environment? [...]

Writing teachers expressed concern about Turnitin; they fear it may help create a hostile learning environment. At the Conference on College Communication and Communication they passed the following resolution: > plagiarism detection services can compromise academic integrity by potentially undermining students' agency as writers, treating all students as always alre...

 

Mayo Clinic includes Social Media Scholarship Activities in Academic Advancement [...]

The moral and societal duty of an academic healthcare provider is to advance science, improve the care of his/her patients and share knowledge. A very important part of this role requires physicians to participate in public debate, responsibly influence opinion and help our patients navigate the complexities of healthcare. As Clinician Educators our job is not to crea...

 

Hostile Design in Medical Education [...]

Two of us work in medical education and experience design starting with the absolute that students will share Patient health information. Therefore no Google Docs, No twitter in the classroom and often decisions on enterprise technology decisions are made for the hospital not the education "side of the house". It was discussed that this absolute can be met with empath...

 

Reusing Abandoned Mega-stores [...]

In "Ghost Boxes: Reusing Abandoned Big-Box Superstores Across America," the author discusses how some communities deal with the large vacant structures left behind when companies like Walmart, Kmart and grocery chains leave the neighborhood. In one creative example of turning misfortune into a benefit for the community occurred in McAllen, Texas. >A vacated Walmart...

 

TurnItIn and Assumptions of Guilt [...]

> What is best for students – to expect and teach academic honesty, or to actually enforce it? Are these methods incompatible? Are we placing less trust in students when we check on them? [Source] (www.eduleadership.org/the-ethics-of-turnitincom-plagiarism-prevention-assumption-of-guilt-or-copyright-violation)...

 

Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software [...]

My old colleague from UT Austin, Jim Brown, writes about the idea of "ethical" or "hospitable" programs. This is an annotated full text of the monograph form U of Michigan P: [[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dh/13474172.0001.001/1:3/ethical-programs-hospitality-and-the-rhetorics-of-software?g=dculture;rgn=div1;view=fulltext;xc=1]] Inhospitable might be another useful ter...

 

Anti-homeless spikes are part of a wider phenomenon of ‘hostile architecture’ [...]

This article from The Guardian builds on the issues raised in the 99pi article on 'Hostile Architecture'. In an era of austerity, in the UK, the detail discussed here became part of a national debate on government spending and social inequalities. >Rowland Atkinson, co-director of the Centre for Urban Research at the University of York, suggests the spikes and related...

 

UT Austin library on list of “brutal” architecture [...]

> Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), University of Texas at Austin, (1977)...

 

hostile signage [...]

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Syllabi as hostile design [...]

The syllabus is often the first object with which students come into contact in an online course. They can be unfriendly & focus on student responsibilities/obligations rather than encouraging excitement and engagement with the course....

 

Those Darn Kids [...]

Technology has been used to target teenagers and prevent them from congregating. Mosquito devices emit high-pitched tones that are only audible to young people—the human equivalent of a dog whistle. >The legal alarms have previously been used at shopping centers to disperse gangs of youths - as their high pitched frequency generally can't be heard by people aged ...

 

Who decides whether a constraint is hostile or an affordance? [...]

This Hybrid Pedagogy article by Sean and Jesse considers the implications of (anti) laptop classroom policies. >Anyone with a policy about laptop use in class should also consider having a policy about pencil use. As we consider how hostile design is manifested in digital learning environments, for me the conversation returns to essentialism. Are rigid/specific req...

 

Hostile Design in Turnitin [...]

As we consider services for our students, we must consider the assumptions upon which those services rest. >I refuse to be accused of plagiarism by an algorithm for having an open scholarship philosophy and re-using my own work. ________________ Holland, T. (2015, September 27). Why I Won’t Use TurnItIn to Check My PhD Thesis. Retrieved August 9, 2016,...

 

Reusing Abandoned Mega-stores [...]

In "Ghost Boxes: Reusing Abandoned Big-Box Superstores Across America," the author discusses how some communities deal with the large vacant structures left behind when companies like Walmart, Kmart and grocery chains leave the neighborhood. In one creative example of turning misfortune into a benefit for the community occurred in McAllen, Texas. >A vacated Walmart...

 

Marginality in Online Environments [...]

Hostile architecture in online learning:...

 

Do Artifacts Have Politics? [...]

To extend the bridge example, "Do Artifacts Have Politics?" is a classic article by Langdon Winner that discusses bridges as one of several architectures designed by Robert Moses to deliberately influence the demographics of who had access to what. - See also [[Policy Through Bridge Height]]...

 

Unpleasant Design Intends to Shape Human Behavior [...]

In a review of the book, Unpleasant Design by Gordan Savicic and Selena Savic, Damn Magazine said: >Unpleasant design is a global fashion with many examples to be found across cities worldwide, manifested in the form of 'silent agents' that take care of behaviour in public space, without the explicit presence of authorities. Is there a way our * classrooms * syllab...

 

Londoner’s are Fighting Back Against ‘Hostile Architecture’ [...]

The architectural historian Iain Borden says the emergence of hostile architecture has its roots in 1990s urban design and public-space management. The emergence, he said, "suggested we are only republic citizens to the degree that we are either working or consuming goods directly. "So it's OK, for example, to sit around as long as you are in a cafe or in a designated...

 

The Course Design in the LMS: Hostile to Whom? [...]

When discussing hostile design, one question in our discussion resonated with me: "hostile to whom?" Certain features of the Learning Management System can be hostile, _depending on your approach to education._ Canvas, in particular, coaxes you to use modules and teach in a linear fashion (based on how assignments are organized by due-date on the syllabus page). If yo...

 

Accessible Online Spaces [...]

Learning environments can be hostile spaces for students with learning disabilities. This article describes ways to make online spaces more accessible. >As online learning opportunities continue to spread—31 states now offer full-time virtual schooling, serving 275,000 students—educators need to make choices about how best to reach and teach all of their students....