Computer Information Systems 12

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

Applied Design

Understanding context

  • Conduct user-centred research to understand design opportunities and barriers

Defining

  • Establish a point of view for a chosen design opportunity
  • Identify potential users, intended impact, and possible unintended negative consequences
  • Make decisions about premises and constraints that define the design space

Ideating

  • Identify gaps to explore a design space
  • Generate ideas and add to others’ ideas to create possibilities, and prioritize them for prototyping
  • Critically analyze how competing social, ethical, and sustainability considerations
  • impact designed solutions to meet global needs for preferred futures
  • Work with users throughout the design process

Prototyping

  • Identify and apply sources of inspiration and information
  • Choose an appropriate form, scale, and level of detail for prototyping, and plan procedures for prototyping multiple ideas
  • Analyze the design for the life cycle and evaluate its impacts
  • Construct prototypes, making changes to tools, materials, and procedures as needed
  • Record iterations of prototyping

Testing

  • Identify feedback most needed and possible sources of feedback
  • Develop an appropriate test of the prototype
  • Collect feedback to critically evaluate design and make changes to product design or processes
  • Iterate the prototype or abandon the design idea

Making

  • Identify appropriate tools, technologies, materials, processes, and time needed for production
  • Use project management processes when working individually or collaboratively to coordinate production

Sharing

  • Share their progress while making to increase feedback, collaboration, and, if applicable, marketing
  • Decide on how and with whom to share or promote their product, creativity, and, if applicable, intellectual property
  • Consider how others might build upon the design concept
  • Critically reflect on their design thinking and processes, and identify new design goals
  • Assess ability to work effectively both as individuals and collaboratively while implementing project management processes

Applied Skills

  • Apply safety procedures for themselves, co-workers, and users in both physical and digital environments
  • Identify and assess skills needed for design interests, and develop specific plans to learn or refine them over time

Applied Technologies

  • Explore existing, new, and emerging tools, technologies, and systems and evaluate their suitability for their design interests
  • Evaluate impacts, including unintended negative consequences, of choices made about technology use
  •  Analyze the role technologies play in societal change

 

 

 

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