Applying the WOM to WOMBAT: evaluation of a tool to support learning about design evaluation

in Design Studies, Journal article


This paper considers the issues involved in explicitly teaching students (particularly those in schools of engineering) about design evaluation. The requirements of a computer-based tool to support students learning about this subject are outlined, and a prototype system described. The results of a formative evaluation of this system are discussed, and the strengths and weaknesses of this approach compared to other possible approaches to the teaching of this subject.