Winter Quarter 2019

Perspectives in Assistive Technology


David L. Jaffe, MS
Lathrop Library, Classroom 282
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:50pm

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Call for Team Project Suggestion Renewal

One of the most important course elements is the student projects. As an individual who has suggested a student project, your past involvement is appreciated and your continued assistance this year would be most welcomed.

The purpose of this solicitation is four-fold:

  1. to request your review and renewal of the project(s) you have previously suggested,
  2. to ask if changes are needed to those project descriptions,
  3. to solicit new student project suggestions, and
  4. to offer you an opportunity to pitch your approved project suggestions in class.

1) You can find the description for your project suggestion(s) here.

2) Please review the description(s) and let me know if you would like me to edit it, delete this project, or renew the project as-is for this coming year's class starting in January.

3) You are most welcome to suggest additional project ideas. If you do have some, please review Call for Team Project Suggestions for project requirements and information on how best to describe what you have in mind.

All approved projects will be listed on the project webpage and will be printed and disseminated to students on the first day of the class.

4) The entire second class session - "Pitch Day" - will be devoted to introducing and reviewing all the approved student project suggestions.

You are encouraged to attend that class session to personally pitch your project suggestions. This will give you an opportunity to generate student interest through their first-hand understanding of the underlying problem. Additionally, there will be time at the end of class for interested students to individually discuss the project with you. In the past, projects presented in this way were much more likely to be selected and pursued by a student team. The Information and Instructions for Presenters of Candidate Projects webpage provides detailed information about Pitch Day.

Please let me know if you will be able to attend and are willing to pitch your project suggestion so I can reserve time for you.

If you are unable to attend in person, other pitching options are available: presentation via Skype or by a short - less than 3-minute - video. Please let me know if either alternative appeals to you.

Suggestors of approved projects 1) may be contacted by students to get more information prior to selection and 2) are expected to offer project advice throughout the quarter. Please confirm your desire and availability to interact with a student team who might want to work on the project.

This is an excellent opportunity to have bright students work on team projects that address long-standing problems experienced by people with disabilities and older adults.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about projects or the course. Thank you once more for your project ideas and course involvement.

David L. Jaffe, MS
dljaffe -at-

Updated 08/14/2018

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