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Andy's Comparison of Healthy Eating Design
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30 March 2014
I have chosen the 4 Ts model and the e-Design Template.
Having skimmed through the other options, I chose these two as I found they follow a linear process, which I prefer.
Readability – The content was easy to read. The diagrams gave a sense of direction without reading the dialogue, and undoubtedly if you know this subject the diagrams/flowcharts would immediately make sense. My preference is the 4 Ts, perhaps because it has similarities to project management tools I am familiar with. However, the scaffolding technique in e-Design is equally simplistic.
Expressiveness – is captured in the diagrams. As indicated, any person familiar with the subject matter, and familiar with the concept can easily identify a flow of activity with additional appropriate information, and a linear process in delivery.
Utility – do they communicate important aspects of the design? They certainly communicate the output of the design, and therefore represent a template, but not necessarily the journey, the design stage to achieve the outputs.
Adequacy for expressing Design - I think both are adequate to express the design. 4 Ts perhaps more so, as it fits my linear process-driven mind-set. And perhaps that says more about me than about the actual concepts. I would always choose a flowchart rather than a mind-map. Both of these concepts appealed to me more than the others.
The benefits of using the Design – the concepts produce outputs that identify a process, the order of the process and the component parts. Both design results in a lesson plan, though one can be followed more easily (4Ts) than the other (e-Design)..