Standards: sometimes good, sometimes bad

Standardisation Standardisation makes many administrative processes better. If people are submitting forms, it's easier to process those forms when they follow a standard design. If students want to find out the time and place of their lectures, they want that information in a standard way. Technology has a bias towards the pursuit of standardisation, partly… Continue reading Standards: sometimes good, sometimes bad


In which I assume the role of a design critic

Some students have problems in exams because they don't answer the question. It drives teachers nuts, and typically we blame the student for not reading carefully enough. Here I'd like to make the case for the defence, and argue that a share of the blame often lies with poor exam design. Bad Design This is… Continue reading In which I assume the role of a design critic