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David Tinapple

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Biography

Prior to studying studio art at Carnegie Mellon, David Tinapple worked in “Cognitive Engineering,” a branch of interface design focused on finding ways to support human cognition, coordination, and performance in complex task domains (intelligence analysis, command and control, health care, human robot coordination).

Today Tinapple’s core research questions still look at the complex cognitive strategies employed by people at the intersection of technology and work, but the focus has shifted towards designing better tools and systems for teaching and learning. Tinapple uses his classrooms as a natural lab in which new ideas, strategies, and tools can be tested.

Tinapple is part of the team responsible for the design of the Digital Culture degree, a new experimental undergraduate degree program at ASU that aims to bridge the technical and creative mindset, teaching new combinations of skills while using new teaching tools and practices in the classroom.

Tinapple is designer and co-creator (with Professor Loren Olson) of CritViz.com, an online tool for teachers and students, designed to support peer-review and critique in classrooms. CritViz started as an experiment in scaling up the traditional art school “crit” to larger sized classrooms (50-100 students), but quickly gained popularity and is now the center of a research project and a startup company. CritViz allows teachers facilitate large scale formative peer review sessions in which students critique, rank, and rate each others work. This goes beyond “peer grading,” towards classroom self-curation, and a search for ways to change the cognitive framework and incentive structure in today’s classrooms. MOOCs are interesting but this research is primarily concerned with the face-to-face classroom, and scaling up the levels of engagement. Why can’t “bigger is better” apply to the classroom?

Education

BFA from The Ohio State University 2003

MFA from Carnegie Mellon University 2007
 

Research Group

Learning Environments Research Group

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 593Applied Project
AME 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 244Intro Interactive Environments
AME 244Intro Interactive Environments
AME 394Special Topics
AME 484Internship
AME 493Honors Thesis
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 244Intro Interactive Environments
AME 444Media Installations
AME 492Honors Directed Study
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 544Media Installations
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
AME 592Research
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 244Intro Interactive Environments
AME 394Special Topics
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 444Media Installations
AME 484Internship
AME 485Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 544Media Installations
CSE 590Reading and Conference
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 294Special Topics
AME 394Special Topics
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 590Reading And Conference
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 499Individualized Instruction
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 684Internship
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
AME 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
AME 599Thesis
AME 684Internship
AME 792Research
AME 799Dissertation