Caryn Brause

Assistant Professor, Architecture

June 2016 Innovation Fellow

Fellowship Project & Instructional Interests

I plan to facilitate knowledge sharing by providing new tools to organize collective graphic materials and to test collaborative platforms for analyzing graphic and written materials in an online setting. I plan to use social media to collect images of historical precedents and contemporary inspiration for design projects, to record student impressions and to categorize project topics. I plan to test platforms that I learned during the Innovate@Symposia to activate a more critical group reading process. My students and I will evaluate whether these tools deepen and extend their work or take time away from developing their design projects. My goal is to establish collaborative methods that will be effective in their coursework and can then be migrated to their future professional practice.