Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Walking on 2 Legs: 3D-Structured Method Alignment in Project Management

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_4,
        author={Christian Stary},
        title={Walking on 2 Legs: 3D-Structured Method Alignment in Project Management},
        proceedings={Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30--31, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT \& DLI},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Project planning Methodological design Gamification Lego© Tangibles Tabletop interaction Articulation support},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_4}
    }
    
  • Christian Stary
    Year: 2018
    Walking on 2 Legs: 3D-Structured Method Alignment in Project Management
    ARTSIT & DLI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_4
Christian Stary1,*
  • 1: Johannes Kepler University
*Contact email: Christian.stary@jku.at

Abstract

This paper explores the possibility of the use of tangibles in the field of education and project management. We propose an interactive instrumentation based on specific building blocks referred to as W2L (Walking on 2 Legs) that can be used as a (pedagogical) practice to guide and facilitate method structuring and alignment in project design. The need for this instrumentation is motivated by a teaching approach where students are asked to select, assign, and adjust methods pertaining to a specific project design. In order to improve their respective skills, we have designed and implemented W2L for method chaining along project phases or milestones using Lego© bricks and adapting a table-top system. We could test W2L with Knowledge Management students when planning their project to evaluate the effectiveness of the approach. An analysis of feedback and results revealed positive impact on methodologically informed project design.