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Design Team Collaboration With a Complex Design Problem

  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 26000 American Drive, Southfield, MI 48034


  • Current Members of the Greater Detroit Chapter

GDASTD September Meeting


"Design Team Collaboration With a Complex Design Problem" 





Monica Tracey

Associate Professor

Wayne State University 







Program Summary: 

To what extent does collaboration impact complex ill-structured design? This presentation will focus on a case involving team collaboration while working on a complex design case. The session will include activities where participants will work in teams using collaboration to manage constraints, practice inclusive and decisive leadership to keep the design process moving forward and use collaboration to build and rebuild verbal prototypes in order to envision and refine solutions. A discussion on collaboration and design teams will ensue.


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to articulate how to use collaboration to manage design constraints.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate inclusive and decisive leadership techniques to keep the design process moving forward.
  • Participants will be able to document a verbal prototype to envision design solutions using collaboration techniques.



5:30pm-6:00pm  Registration/Networking

6:00pm-6:45pm  Dinner

6:45pm-8:00pm  Presentation


About the Speaker 

Monica W. Tracey is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Wayne State University. Her teaching and research focuses on theory and design-based research of interdisciplinary design including design thinking, designer reflection and designer decision-making.  Tracey has worked for over 25 years in design and on numerous design projects. Her work includes designing internationally and across disciplines. She has over 25 publications on her research and practice of instructional design including a Brown book award winning co-authored book, book chapters and refereed journal articles. She has taught design in higher education since 1999 and serves on the editorial review board for Education Technology Research and Development and the editorial advisory board for the International Journal on Designs for Learning. Tracey is currently the Co-Principal Investigator on a five year R25 NIH Grant titled Integrated Course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology


Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted. Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Thursday, September 4th. Cancellations received prior to this time/date can be 1) refunded to the credit card less a $5 processing fee or 2)transferred to the next scheduled GDASTD meeting date.

Refunds after this date cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.


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Address: 29488 Woodward Ave, #483 Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone : 248-870-5014



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