Explorations of designing spatial classroom analytics with Virtual Prototyping

Ji Woong Jang, Jaewook Lee, Vanessa Echeverria, Lu Etta Mae Lawrence, Vincent Aleven

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Abstract

Despite the potential of spatial displays for supporting teachers' classroom orchestration through real-time classroom analytics, the process to design these displays is a challenging and under-explored topic in the learning analytics (LA) community. This paper proposes a mid-fidelity Virtual Prototyping method (VPM), which involves simulating a classroom environment and candidate designs in virtual space to address these challenges. VPM allows for rapid prototyping of spatial features, requires no specialized hardware, and enables teams to conduct remote evaluation sessions. We report observations and findings from an initial exploration with five potential users through a design process utilizing VPM to validate designs for an AR-based spatial display in the context of middle-school orchestration tools. We found that designs created using virtual prototyping sufficiently conveyed a sense of three-dimensionality to address subtle design issues like occlusion and depth perception. We discuss the opportunities and limitations of applying virtual prototyping, particularly its potential to allow for more robust co-design with stakeholders earlier in the design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAK21 Conference Proceedings - The impact we make: The contributions of learning analytics to learning
Subtitle of host publicationThe Eleventh International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge
EditorsMaren Scheffel, Nia Dowell, Srecko Joksimovic, George Siemens
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages518-524
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389358
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2021 - Online, Irvine, United States of America
Duration: 12 Apr 202116 Apr 2021
Conference number: 11th
https://www.solaresearch.org/events/lak/lak21/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3448139 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleLAK 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityIrvine
Period12/04/2116/04/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Classroom analytics
  • Mixed reality
  • Spatial classroom displays
  • Virtual prototyping

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