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Promoting Rhetorical Awareness and Perceived Self-Efficacy: Engineering Undergraduate Students Creating Preparedness Portfolios About Communication
Effective communication has been identified in recent years as a crucial competency for practicing engineers by industry professionals, educators, engineering graduates working in the field, and current engineering undergraduate students. In particular, it has been suggested that engineers of the future will face increasingly ...
Understanding University Students' Use of Tools and Artifacts in Support of Collaborative Project Work
When designers collaborate on projects, they use an assortment of tools to generate a variety of artifacts that help them complete their work. However, it remains unclear how university students use tools and create artifacts as they collaborate on design projects. More importantly, it is unclear how these students make ...
Choices on Top of Choices: A Case Illustrating the Dialectic Impact of User Technology Choice
This dissertation is an instrumental case study of the dialectic impact of user technology choices on systems where users have high autonomy - more ability to choose technologies. The high autonomy context of the case study is humanitarian relief, specifically one humanitarian NGO, Local Hope. Local Hope users are like other ...
"Greater than the Sum of its Parts:" Coordinating Centers as Facilitators of Network-Level Work in Cancer Epidemiology Coordinating Center Enabled Networks
As collaborative research has increased in size and scope, the overhead of managing such large endeavors has also increased. In cancer epidemiology, one tool used to address the challenges of working on multi-institutional research projects is the employment of a Coordinating Center (CC) charged with the facilitation of the ...
Engineering Student Development: Supporting Self-Authoring Engineers
In this study, engineering undergraduate students constructed a preparedness portfolio in a portfolio studio--the pedagogy at the center of this study. To explore and understand this pedagogy, the construct of self-authorship was used. Through a constructivist grounded theory approach, this study explored the applicability ...
Conceptions of Trust: How Designers Approach Usable Privacy and Security
Designers who create user interfaces are frequently required to ask users for personal information. For the user, this is a "trust question": Do I, the user, trust the system or entity that is asking me for this information? The creation and management of these trust questions is an important aspect of the research field ...