Design for humans

Craters aheadA Washington Post article on the recent Iowa Democratic caucus fiasco states:

Every aspect of election administration should be designed around all the ways that we, as humans, fail, and all the ways technology fails us. The system needs to be set up to address the all-too-human challenges of inattention, fatigue, poor training, and even willful neglect. The technology, tools, machines, and systems must match human abilities and limitations. [emphasis added]

This is true for schools too. In what ways do we need to do better with that last sentence??

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One Response to “Design for humans”

  1. I’d say that the biggest human failing in education is that we measure what’s easy to measure, rather than what’s important (because it’s difficult)

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