Design Research in Practice: College and Post-Traditional Students

Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AC4D 1023 Springdale Road Austin, TX 78721
Cost Free to attend

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Event organizer Austin Center for Design

Each year, students at Austin Center for Design immerse themselves in a wicked problem for a 24-week capstone project. They begin by conducting qualitative research and synthesizing data to identify patterns and insights. This research will serve as a foundation for further design and development of ideas throughout the rest of the project. This year, in partnership with PelotonU, AC4D students have been exploring the topic of College Persistence and Completion among Post-Traditional Students. Today, most college students aren't 18-year-olds fresh out of high school and supported by their parents, and yet the higher education system is largely designed to suit only those learners. To build empathy for the majority of college students who are older, working, parenting, or in some other way breaking the traditional mold, the AC4D cohort members have immersed themselves at ACC job fairs, college advising offices, student homes, and community events to learn about post-traditional students and the people in their lives. On Sunday, December 16, the AC4D students will present their initial findings and we would love to invite the community to join us. The event is free and open to anyone in the community, and we will be serving breakfast. If you plan on attending, please RSVP, as our space is limited. Also please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early to allow for parking and getting settled. Our event will begin at 10:00 am sharp.