Teachers' Crane Design
MOVIE 1 follows an all-women design team that has just
started building-while-planning their model crane. You
may find these teachers to be more communicative and
self-reflective than students working in groups. Still,
listen both for ideas about how cranes work, and misunderstandings
they have that might impact the development of good
designs. Listen for comments that are self-reflective
and reveal more of what is going on inside the heads
of teachers working together.
Questions on MOVIE 1:
1. Do you feel that the team members remained conscious
of the designer roles they were asked to perform at
the outset of the task?
2. Notice the role that gestures, spoken words, and
the device itself that was being built contributed to
the exchange and evolution of design ideas. How might
& Sketching have influenced this group's work?