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About plee

I am a Teacher Librarian and Learning Technologies Co-ordinator at a Catholic Primary School in Sydney's Hills District.

Views, knowledge and understanding: Growing and Changing with Design

2014: June – Library design changes – alone without consultation; October – Library design changes – a non-linear process: consultation, immersion, ideation, prototype. Designing library space for lunch times is fundamentally different to classroom learning spaces: students voluntarily visit. Their … Continue reading

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Creative Drinks Afternoon

  Creative Drinks Afternoon …a gathering of colleagues and other interested folk who responded to my email invitation. I was aware of shortcomings regarding timeframe and location, however, decided to proceed with the event rather than accept the extension as … Continue reading

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Will I … or Won’t I?

In the week since the literature critique was submitted, I have watched as my classmates posted their work. “Will I … or won’t I?” has been my constant self talk. I am not proud of my submitted assignment, and would … Continue reading

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A Cog in a Large System!

My place of work is a cog in a large system. Our work is heavily influenced by ‘filtration’, aka directives, from the hierarchy. This stems right from the top to all members of the school community, as everyone works towards … Continue reading

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INF536 – Blog Task #3: Design Brief

Background Discovery In Blog task #2  I identified and described a design problem involving the changed arrangements to enter our school during the current period of renovation and rebuilding which is expected to last for 12-18 months. The entrance to … Continue reading

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Blog Task #2: Observation

Our school is undergoing a period of renovation and rebuilding which is expected to last for 12-18 months. The entrance to the school has been relocated and I have been observing old and new visitors as they enter the school … Continue reading

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Designed for a purpose: 1.3

Recently I had coffee at a restaurant/bar – not my usual haunt, and not in my home city. A ‘one-off’ experience, therefore I have not been able to revisit to check my sketch.   I have chosen this space because … Continue reading

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INF536 – Blog Entry 1

Our primary school library has been recognized as in need of renovation, however, the renovation is included in stage 3 redevelopment of our school. In the meantime, problem spaces abound, and waiting for the renovation is an opportunity. The design … Continue reading

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Design – Why does it matter?

  Design does matter! Why? I have always believed “design matters”, however, this was subconsciously based on aesthetics, or so I thought. In the “B Side” of my life, I have an enduring passion for creating wearables. These wearables are … Continue reading

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Designing spaces for learning

Design surrounds us – design, patterns, colour and texture in the natural and built environments are captivating, often unobtrusive. As I write, I look outside and note the many shades of green in our back garden. My eyes move around … Continue reading

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