Thursday, April 15, 2010

Design Period 5

27 comments:

  1. In the Design Fischbowl I really enjoyed myself. Although I have very decided opinions, which are very clearly shown, I liked how people still tried to make me see the other side. I think that our discussion was good and we were able to see a lot of different angles. Overall the Design Fischbowl turned out good in my opinion, but I cannot compare it to the first Fischbowl.

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  2. After going through this fish-bowl, after we went through the first one for this book, I think that we did a very good job with this discussion. I think that as a class we did a good job at improving upon the issues that we had for the last fish-bowl. I think that we had a good topic of discussion for the entire discussion and that we kept our guests very interested with our thoughts.

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  3. I thought that our class did alot better on this fishbowl. We really covered some important topics and brought up some good questions. We are also doing a better job of avoiding arguments and we are also doing a better job of listening to one another.

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  4. I thought that our Design fishbowl went really well. I was very glad that most people used support from the book. I think we learned a lot from our intro fishbowl and used that to make this fishbowl even better. Hopefully we can keep this pattern up and each fishbowl will get better and better. I believed that our guest could have been a little bit more insightful but overall, I thought it was a great discussion.

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  5. I felt that the Design Fishbowl went well. Everyone had good points to argue and we had good discussions. Everyone had different opinions which helped the argument. People tried to make the other person see their opinion. It was cool having people not from our class join us because you get to see the opinions they have about the book. I think this fishbowl went better than last time, we were more on task and did not get to off topic. Overall I thought this fishbowl went well.

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  6. I think our design fischbowl was a much better discussion than our first discussion. People were supporting their statements with textual evidence. Also, people, me included, weren’t being as opinionative with their discussions. We were also getting away from the whole right-brained vs. left-brained argument, which resulted in a better discussion overall.

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  7. I thought that the fish bowl was really good this week. I like how all of the people outside of the circle was able to contribute to the inside circle without making to much effort. Also, I liked how there was a steady conversation going on in the inner-circle. As far as the blogging goes, I also thought that we were doing really good, because people didn't really get off topic, and everyone was asking really good questions.

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  8. Throughout this Fischbowl, I felt pretty good about what was being discussed. I thought that we hit many strong points, and there were a lot of really good opinions shared throughout. I really enjoyed being on the blog, even though it was a little hectic. Sometimes, on the blog, I feel as though the topics go so fast that I sometimes do not get to share what I wanted to say because the topic has shifted so quickly.

    The thing I probably enjoyed the most was that there were other people from outside of the class that were participating with us. I thought that the many opinions helped add to the discussion, and it was nice to be able to share with not just the same old people (not that we have bad discussions by ourselves=]). Overall, I felt that this discussion was much improved from our last Fischbowl, and we touched many key points in the book. I hope that our Fischbowls continue to excel and grow with new ideas as we continue with this book.

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  9. I was in the inner circle for the Design fishbowl, and I didn't really read the conversation on the live blog, but in regards to the conversation on the inside, I think it went pretty well. Most people participated actively, and we had some good debates and conversation going on. I think that overall, we ended up covering all of the important ideas and points that people brought up, and we didn't dwell on any one point for too long. There weren't many pauses, either.

    I don't really have any ideas on what could be done to improve, because there wasn't really anything wrong with it that I noticed.

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  10. The fishbowl on design went much better then our last. The conversations did not get hung up nearly as often. The blog took a little while to get started though, that seemed a little bit awkward. Overall I enjoyed it though people did a good job of supporting their statements.

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  11. When comparing it to the first fishbowl I believe the Design Fishbowl was a success. The inner circle was able to keep he discussion going and be able to provide evidence in supporting opinions and facts. Many people on the outer circle were eager to join the discussion in the inner circle as well, which displayed an interesting discussion. As well, on the blog it was fast moving with many interesting discussions. Having visitors greatly elevated the discussions.

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  12. Overall I thought that this fishbowl was very successful. In the inner circle, i felt like we were just arguing with Katie the entire time. If felt like it was just an argument instead of a discussion, because Katie and the rest of the circle always had different opinions. On the other hand, I thought that the topics that the inner circle discussed were very interesting, and made you think. I was not in the inner circle, so I did not see all of the comments that were posted. The comments that I did see were very on topics. Overall this fishbowl was much better than the one before.

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  13. The Design Fishbowl went well, I thought. I also noticed how much our discussions have improved since our first blog/fishbowl. I thought that we repeated some points a few times. I really enjoyed the guest speakers though. I thought it was a nice change to get a fresh point of view.

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  14. The Fischbowl was very interesting. In the end it was very good. The only problems I had was that the blogging was going so fast that by the time I had my answer we had switched conversations. At one point some one was trying to make a point and people ignored them completely. That bugged me a lot. However, over all it was good because it wasn't angry and there were good points being made.

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  15. If you think back to the time before our first Fischbowl none of us had a clue what it is or what we did during one. We, as a class, have come a long way from then, but there is still room for improvement in many areas of this learning. I noticed that many times a person will ask a question, but not answer to the person’s responses to that question. I also noticed that there were many excellent questions asked at the same time on the live blog and many of them went unanswered, but other than those we are doing a great job!

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  16. I thought the Design fishbowl went great. People had some great points to make and they used facts to support them. In the future i hope our fishbowls can get even better with better discussions and blogging.

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  17. Tuesday's discussion was a very well devloped debate over the matters exemplified in Design. We were alot better about using examples from the book and most arguments were backed up well. I saw an overall improvement in this fichbowl from the preceding one.

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  18. I believe that this fischbowl was better than the first one because we had a lot people that had different ideas than we did. Like having Mr. Fisch and Lucy Gray to bounce different ideas off of us and off of each other. It seemed like the inner circle’s ideas flowed more than the first fischbowl and that there was more in depth conversation because there was more to talk about.

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  19. After discussing design in the fishbowl, it opened my eyes to some other perspectives on the topics by Pink. I noticed that some classmates were very adamant in their beliefs, refusing to see the other side., however, they backed the beliefs up by the book and previous knowledge, so this made the points sound credible. Also, these, and other students, put up very good points, making me question my own beliefs slightly. I found it entertaining that strangers were wanting to participate. Overall I thought it was a good fishbowl.

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  20. I thought that this fishbowl was much more stimulating than ones in the past. The inner cirlce was a lot of arguing rather than discssing, but there were a lot of interesting points made. Also, having the outside bloggers join us gave things a more professional feel, I think. Having links in this fishbowl made things a lot more intriguing, too.

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  21. I think that the design fishbowl went well compared the the last one. I think that we focused more on the book and using evidence from the book more than the last time. We also got away more from the right brain left brain thing and what Pink was saying. I still think that we could improve a little more by using the text more specifically but overall it was good.

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  22. This past week's design fischbowl was interesting. Overall, we did a good job. There were moments when we got disrespectful or random (Crocs), and I think that held us back from having a well-rounded discussion. I get frustrated discussing A Whole New Mind because we repeat ourselves a lot. It is pretty clear by now that Daniel Pink is not just saying that we only need the right hemisphere. I feel although his ideas are extreme, he makes a good point.

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  23. The design fishbowl was extremely insightful, in my opinion. I learned a substantial amount from the Design chapter, as well as from the discussion of the inner circle. I thought the discussion covered a lot of important information and vital ideas. The discussion also allowed me to think about how design affects other people; everyone takes away something different from the text, but the discussion allows us to collaborate and share our ideas. The design fishbowl was also a success because more textual evidence was used to support ideas.

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  24. I felt the design fishbowl was one of our better discussions. More people participated, it was not just a few people hogging the conversation. I also felt people were better prepared for this fishbowl, using textual evidence from A Whole New Mind. Furthermore, I believe the class really benefitted from the students that came into the inner circle. I also thought people did a better job of agreeing to disagree.For example, Katie did not agree that arts should be taught more in schools, but the discussion did not turn into a full scale debate. Students also did not get so hung up on the left-brained right-brained idea, looking at design as being controlled by both halves. Personally, I really enjoyed this discussion.

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  25. I thought that the design fishbowl went very well. We corrected our mistakes of arguing and staying stuck on one topic. We also listened to each other more which helped better the discussion. AS long as we continue to improve on these weaknesses our fishbowls will be even better.

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  26. Ithought the design fishbowl went really welle. The disscusion was really in depth and people made alot of really great connections. The only problems I saw was that people started to get into one on one fights over certain topics and were really close minded. We tended to get to hung up on one topic and didnt move on.

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