My learners/audience are superintendents, school administrators, curriculum specialists and teachers. These folks need a solution to reach advanced learners in an efficient and productive manner.
The Design Process using Sketchnoting
Design Thinking Process & End-User Needs
A very important question that I continue to consider are my end-user needs. After reviewing several websites it became obvious that a clearly defined objective is essential when designing a site. Users must easily understand why the content would benefit them. Learning about the SITE model, Baggio and Clark have made me rethink my final project. At first I wanted to provide a quick-reference resource guide for teachers who want to challenge their advanced learners during regular class instruction. I believe now that my vision was too small. Questions have been raised regarding how to find my end-users. I now think that expanding my media/marketing opportunities will help me gain exposure for my resource guide. I plan to make a blog, use Twitter and potentially link the resource to Teachers Pay Teachers. I also decided to call my resource Kriner's ALIVE! (ALIVE stands for Advanced Learners InVigorate Education). Lots of work to still do but I feel like the prototype philosophy has given me a blue print for success. Fortunately, I was able to gather the necessary data for my second round of research. This is the same data that I used in action research round one. For consistency sake, I will use the survey and Reading Inventory research methods and compare them to the round one data.
The A.L.I.V.E! Logo Progression (Draft #1)
I wanted to play off of the Frankenstein quote "He's Alive!"
The A.L.I.V.E! Logo Progression (Draft #2)
In class we did peer reviews and the logo was not received well so it was back to the drawing board!
The A.L.I.V.E! Logo Progression (Draft #3)
This is my final logo design, I am very happy with it. The book symbolizes learning, and the graph symbolizes student growth while using the A.L.I.V.E! resource.