The Envisionment and Discovery Collaboratory
EDC and Human Generalization :
Importance of distributed intelligence & intelligence augmentation and the EDCís relationship to them
Why are both notions important?
- nature of problems
- nature of design as a problem solving activity fundamentally based on decision-making and creative thought
What are ways through which we attain them?
- participation and collaborative approaches to design
- imits to participation – conflict
What is the nature of optimal learning and why this notion is of importance to us?
Human generalization abilities are relevant in the context of
- framing and resolution of wicked problems
- critical thinking (descriptive –> evaluative –> prescriptive thinking)
Human generaliztion is contingent on
- nature of design – situational context
- nature of the individual – competencies and motivation
- nature of the technology
- construction of knowledge Ė validity, reliability, relevancy
- use of knowledge