Jeanne Bamberger teaches music at MIT and in the 1980s
and 1990s collaborated with the late Donald Schon, author
of The Reflective Practitioner, a book that introduced
the world the importance that self-reflection and reflection-in-action
plays in the professions -- including architecture,
city planning, teaching, and designing.
Jeanne and Don developed a model for designing that
emphasized how ideas evolve and learning takes place
during the actions related to designing. Her examples
in MOVIE 1 relate to the world of music, which is a
realm of designing that can have strong links to mathematics,
which Jeanne is exploring with Andy diSessa of UC, Berkeley.
As with other domains, the role that a representation
(as in written music) can play in the design conversation
is also worth investigating. It can be a way to explore
what and how people are thinking while they are designing.