Nicole is a Lecturer in Design in the Design and Innovation Group since February 2008. She has mainly been involved in the production of the new Design Thinking module (U101). She has been presentation chair for U101 and currently chairs T211.
Nicole’s research interests include cross-cultural design, design process and design patterns.
Currently she is working on the Leverhulme funded project 'Novice interaction design across cultures'.
I maintain several wiki's on design patterns:
- in Learning design
- in self-directed learning.
Phone: +44 (0)1908 653618
Fax: +44 (0)1908 654052
Room: N2056, Venables building
Schadewitz, N. (2009). Innovative Collaborative Design in International Interaction Design Summer Schools. In Sharon Poggenpohl, Keiichi Sato (eds.) Design Integrations. Chicago: Intellect Books.
Schadewitz, N. (2009) Design patterns for cross-cultural collaboration. International Journal of Design, 3(3), 37-53. Available online: http://www.ijdesign.org/ojs/index.php/IJDesign/article/view/276/273
Jachna, T, Santo, Y, Schadewitz N. (2007). Deep Space. International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC). Volume 5, Number 1, 146-160(15)
Schadewitz, N., Jachna, T. (2007). Introducing New Methodologies for Identifying Design Patterns for Internationalization and Localization. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII, July 22-27, Beijing, China.
Schadewitz, N., Adler, P-J. Wallace, J., Roberts, J. (2006). The STAR Interaction Design Summer Schools Framework. Proceedings of WONDERGROUND, International Deign Research Conference, November 01-03, Lisbon, Portugal.
Schadewitz, N. (2005). Interface and Interaction Design Patterns for Intercultural Collaboration. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Internationalization of Products and Systems, July 07-09, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Novice interaction design behaviour in different cultures
This Leverhulme funded project (£86k) investigates novice
interaction design behaviour in the UK and Botswana. We conducted
protocol studies to investigate patterns of behaviour and diary studies
to look at socio-cultural factors in designing in both cultures.
Background information to this project can be found here.
This EU funded project investigates 'Architectural and Design based
Education and Practice through Content & Language Integrated
Learning using Immersive Virtual environments for 21st Century Skills'.
More information can be found at http://archi21.eu/.
Cross-cultural Collaboration Wiki
Building on my PhD research, I try to further develop a design patterns collection supporting cross-cultural collaboration. I set up a Wiki to encourage academics and professionals, who had experiences with collaboration across cultures, to share recurring problems and sucess stories in design patterns format.
In an atelier model of learning novices learn alongside more experienced peers. An open atmosphere for social networking and collaboration is created. Overseeing the activities of peers increases curiosity and is often the first incentive to stop by and ask: What are you doing? Social networking applications support this question. In online applications such as Facebook orTwitter users frequently change their statement about what they are doing. Even more so, many social networking sites such as Ning evolve discussions around artifacts, such as pictures or videos. We want to build on these attributes to create an online deisgn atelier in distributed design learning.
Have a look at the Virtual Design Studio on OUDesigNing.
Design Summer Schools
Collegues and I investigate in how models of design sommer schools evolved over the past century and what role of these unique educational settings can take in the education of designers in academic and professional environments.
Reflective Design Thinking in Botswana
In collaboration with Botho College Botswana, colleagues and I did a small pilot study that compared the Interaction design work produced by UK and Botswana students. The initial findings indicate that Botswana students approach the assignment tasks with less independence of mind and creativity than UK students. We know that deep reflection skills are required for development of design thinking skills, but there seem to be cultural differences in the way designing is approached in those countries. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) education needs to take into account diverse cultural perspectives in the way software is designed. A larger comparative study on the development of reflective thinking skills is planned to investigate new educational approaches, learner support and policy development in Botswana.
Dipl.Des/MDes in Communication Design
Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany (2002)
Ph.D. Design Patterns for Cross-Cultural Collaboration
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2008)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2007-2008)
Exhibitions and Awards
2003: Participant in the Exhibition “Times like these” with the video installation “Alltagsmutationen - Mutations” Goethe Institute, Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2001: Junior Award "Best German Book Design 2000" with the book "Koerpertransparent", Deutsche Buch Guilde, Frankfurt, Germany
2000: Participant in the Exhibition "Village Gutenberg" " with the video installation "…und wieder", Mainz, Germany
CONVIVIO - The European User-Centred Design Network
IxDA - Interaction Design Association
ACM – American Computing Machinery Association
DRS - Design Research Society
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