(702) Designing Creative Technology Playgrounds for Families

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Sunday 11th November, 2012

2:30pm to 3:30pm (GMT)

In this session, we invite participants to discuss and design ways to expand the participation of hackerspaces to children and their families.

Hackerspaces and makerspaces have enabled people with common interests to create, connect, and collaborate on projects in shared, community-operated spaces. However, these hackerspaces are often the domains of adults and already enthusiastic inventors of all trades, such as artists, designers, engineers, and hobbyists. How can we design a community space, like playgrounds, to be accessible to children, their families, and community members who are less familiar with the tools, activities, and, at times, implicit social norms that come with these spaces?

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Ricarose Roque

Grad student with Lifelong Kindergarten at MIT Media Lab. Interested in HCI, CSCL, and broadening participation in computing. bio from Twitter

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  • Brexodus
  • V❑XΞLB❒T
  • MIT Media Lab
  • Ricarose Roque

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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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Time 2:30pm3:30pm GMT

Date Sun 11th November 2012


7. Floor, Ravensbourne

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