Analysing F2F collaborative design and learning: experiences in a design studio

Kate Thompson, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Dewa Wardak, Peter Goodyear, Lucila Carvalho

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This paper presents our proposed methods developed to contribute to our understanding of a complex and heterogeneous activity: face-to-face collaborative design and learning. We build on principles of multimodal learning analytics and synthesis research to explore different dimensions of collaboration including the analysis of discourse, tools usage, inscriptions, gestures, physical mobility, focus of attention, decision making, design processes, conversational turns, positioning and other social interactions. We propose that to understand what occurs in a heterogeneous and complex collaboration situation we should see it as a whole: A complex and physically, socially and epistemically situated activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Orchestrated Collaborative Classroom Workshop 2015 co-located with 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2015)
EditorsLuis P. Prieto, Yannis Dimitriadis, Andreas Harrer, Marcelo Milrad, James D. Slotta
Place of PublicationAachen Germany
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventOrchestrated Collaborative Classroom Workshop 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 7 Jun 20157 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


ConferenceOrchestrated Collaborative Classroom Workshop 2015
Abbreviated titleOCCW 2015
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  • Design
  • Design for learning
  • Face-to-face collaboration
  • Heterogeneous ecology

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