MY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
I believe each designer develops their own style and approach based on their personal experiences, values, and beliefs. It is because of this that I feel sharing my philosophy with any potential clients is integral because it will set the tone for how a current project will be handled, as well as any projects in the future. Therefore, personally my approach consists of what I would call a hybrid of traditional theories and models, with the most influential aspects involving the ADDIE Model, Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development, and the Constructivist Theory.
Systematic project management through use of the ADDIE Model
The ADDIE model, short for analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate is the standard by which I manage all my projects. This model has been around for a while and dates all the way back to the 1950’s (Kurt, 2018). However, the method of this model makes it ideal for sustainability of future projects. Therefore, one of the first things I will asses in any project is what the “true” problem is or the focus. After the focus is effectively established along with the stakeholders, the rest of the project follows a very systematic approach and updates and progress can be easily seen after each step.
Implementing adaptive learning strategies through the ideals of Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development
Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Developments contends that there is a zone, referred to the zone of proximal development