… try not to think of fun as frivolous, advises Dawn Sharifan, who leads People Operations at Slack. The right atmosphere makes important information more memorable, inspires team members to be more intrepid in exploring new ideas and solutions, and helps teams develop a shared vocabulary that heightens their understanding of one another and how each person works best.
Okay, so maybe using cooking and PB&J sandwiches isn’t the best analogy, but the main point is this: When we look at how we can measure learning opportunities through play, it is important to understand how there are no simple ways to assess learning. Therefore, trying to see whether an educational tool, such as an app, can actually facilitate learn…
…07) between how good students are at giving feedback, and how good their own work in the course is. Surprisingly, students who perform significantly worse than their peers in the assignments, are usually able to provide great feedback to others.
With a research practice steeped in ethnography, flexibility, empathy, and difference, anthropologists are suited to working with the intuitive, emotional approaches of many designers. This, in my opinion, is key. I have seen too many user experience researchers struggle to rigidly assert “their science” in diametrical opposition to fluid, intuitive design processes.