Connected spaces: Helping makers know their neighbors

Vishesh Kumar, Mike Tissenbaum, Lauren Weilgus, Matthew Berland

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Abstract

This paper presents Connected Spaces (C-S) - a tool designed to promote collaboration in makerspaces. It also describes a pilot study designed to test C-S's effectiveness in enabling people to seek help from peers. In our pilot, some (but not all) students were able to leverage C-S's affordances. We explore both supporting and mitigating factors, and highlight design features for environments as well as tools to support divergent, open-ended exploration and learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIDC 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages629-635
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349215
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2017 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2017Jun 30 2017

Publication series

NameIDC 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Other

Other16th International ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period6/27/176/30/17

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Constructionism
  • Expertise
  • Help
  • Help-seeking
  • Makerspaces
  • Scaffolding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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    Kumar, V., Tissenbaum, M., Weilgus, L., & Berland, M. (2017). Connected spaces: Helping makers know their neighbors. In IDC 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 629-635). (IDC 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3078072.3084335