This morning was great. Because we had nothing really scheduled this morning from 9-11 I really appreciated that I was able to work on the problem statement some more and read some additional research publications on spatial navigation and virtual locomotion.
This afternoon we had our second installment of the luncheon lecture series. We heard from Evrim Baran today about her work and research in the overlap of Education and Human Computer Interaction, I found it really interesting. Her presentation reminded me about a project that I worked on my junior year of high school designing new learning spaces for the SchoolsNEXT design completion. In the competition we were tasked with designing new learning spaces for a community space or school we could relate to. That year my design team and I redesigned Middletown High School, where a few of my teammates attended high school. The goal was to design or redesign a learning environment and make it better. We added this really cool learning wall at the front of the school that is interactive, large courtyards, and lots of spaces that invite cross-subject collaboration. It was something that I was pretty proud of because I learned a lot. We took first place at the national competition that year.
Here is a picture of the competition with our award and project.
This afternoon we have a project meeting which I’m particularly looking forward to because we will be talking about the path of our project and moving forward.