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DH Week Workshop: Design-Based Thinking for Humanists

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 I think I would have loved this workshop, if Niko hadn’t gotten involved. I signed up for Design-Based Thinking for Humanists for my DH Week workshop assignment. It appealed to me because I am not a designer, but having recently employed one at work, I’ve learned how magical what they do is. I’d like to be able to zoom out on a project and “design think.” I’m often more of a detail person and maybe too literal. I’ve tried to train myself to be a more visual thinker, and though I can be of a conceptual mindset I do have a hard time picturing things.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 I have to admit there were some other appeals to this workshop, including timing. Thursday was the only day I could have participated in DH Week without doing some major reshuffling. The workshop leader, Deanna Sessions, is someone I’d heard of in library land–and maybe even met? I suppose it could be myopic, but I like learning from people who share my perspective, though Sessions is now focused specifically on Ed Tech. I liked that Sessions planned to be both practical and creative in her approach. Those are my aspirations, too. I see she’s also a CUNY grad, and through this program, I’m falling for CUNY. When I can, I also prefer to attend workshops led by women, because patriarchy and microaggressions.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Anyway, I was unable to complete this week’s assignment, but I thought I would share a little about how I chose the workshop I would liked to have attended.

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Source: https://dhpraxisfall16.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2017/02/13/dh-week-workshop-design-based-thinking-for-humanists/

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