Psychology in Design

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Psychology in Design

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Applying basic tenets of Positive Psychology during design evaluations can help teams cooperate and be more productive. This means that evaluators must discuss the positive aspects of the design at least as much as the negative.

This class is best of anyone, but specially for individuals involved in the development & design processes. The outline of the class will be as follows:

  1. Overview of positive psychology.


  2. Examples of how to apply positive psych to the design process.


  3. Apply examples to their own and their partner's designs. (They will work in pairs and evaluate each other's designs.)


  4. Generate new ideas for applying positive psych to the design process and share ideas with class.


  5. Apply those examples to their own and their partner's designs.

read this for some more information: http://interactions.acm.org/blog/view/positivism-in-design

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring a design - any design - and the tools you need to show it to others and to work on it during the class (i.e. a laptop)

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