Map it. Track it. Make you happen.

We know that the future of work is rapidly changing. According to Kai…

Evaluative Research & Synthesis

This week we spent a lot of time working through, and coding, the many responses we received from our Google form. Overall we received 58 responses, with the majority being from students between 15–18-years-old.

The largest share of our feedback came from 17-year-olds (38.6%) followed by 16-year-olds (26.3%) and 18-year-olds…

Generative Research

This week we delivered our stage 3 presentation. Below is a summary of our exploratory research insights as well as the generative research approach.

Exploratory Research Insights

What we heard…

Problematic Grading System — Current quantitative evaluation in education can be problematic. There’s a need for new methods to evaluate students’ progress.


Primary and secondary research and review

The Zoomers work on a joint interview protocol with Team X

This week we worked to synthesize our interview findings. This quote from the retired principal we interviewed was really striking.

Making the Futures of K-12 Education Tangible

The Zoomers!

The first week Carnegie Mellon University School of Design master’s students John Baldridge, Yueru Deng, Yuchuan Shan, and Xuehui Zhang were introduced to the Graduate Design Studio II course project. The course topic is k-12 education futures and we will be working with Fiona Hovenden, Ph.D., Founder of Prospect Studios…

With Peter Scupelli Nierenberg Associate Professor of Design and Director of Learning Environments Lab and Stefania La Vattiata

Week 1

My first week of Graduate Design Studio 2 was off to a good start. On Monday we met as a class and each of us introduced ourselves. The project was also introduced…

World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks Select losses greater than 30,000 records. Screenshot from Data sources:, IDTheftCentre and media reports

WEEK 11 — CLASS 21

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Project 3 introduction

For Project 3, we were each assigned to review an existing data visualization and asked to analyze it to determine its narrative and key points. After analyzing the World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hack’s data visualization, it became clear that the author wanted to showcase both…

A Proposal for an Inclusive Escape Room for the Blind at CMU

By John Baldridge

We know that designers and engineers build the world around us, from buildings to cars, and everything in the digital world we now occupy, but who are we building it for and who are we…

Argo Self-Driving Car. Source: Carnegie Mellon University Advancement


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Project 2 introduction

For project 2, I was tasked to learn more about autonomous vehicles (or self-driving cars), which is a topic very close to home for someone living in Pittsburgh. …

CheckYourself: Share before you care


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

John Baldridge

Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

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