Projects

 

FamJam!

A workshop that brings Parents and Children together to develop board games with traditional fabrication and digital fabrication tools. Further iterations have been cross collaborative with our Imagine Make Repeat team where we worked with Educator's and their children to develop classroom based games and confidence with digital fabrication tools.

Goals

  • Increase confidence in building ideas and bringing them into reality

  • Provide an environment for Parents and Children to Collaborate

  • Use Multimodal approach to data collection to understand learning (MMLA)

  • Create an environment where past experiences are valued, and cultural values can be incorporated

Publications

 S.T. Jones, M. Perez, S. P. Lee, K. Furuichi, and M. Worsley. 2019. Facilitation in an Intergenerational Making Activity: How Facilitative Moves Shift Across Traditional and Digital Fabrication. In Proceedings of IDC Boise conference (IDC’19). ACM, Boise, ID, USA, 6 pages.

Perez M., Furuichi K., Jones S., Lee S., Suzuki K., Worsley M., Using Multimodal Analytics to Analyze Family Interactions in a “Making” Activity. Companion Proceedings 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK19), CrossMMLA Workshop, 2019

Basketball Held to a hoop with a  gogo board

Sports Analytics - Data in Motion

The Sports Analytics team develops workshops for youth to interact with wearable technology in the context of sports. The workshops aim to help youth improve athletic performance and discover possibilities for technology within that context.

Goals

  • Design and development of novel wearable devices in conjunction with teachers and youth

  • Helping youth see broader applications of physical computing to athletics and learning

  • Provide opportunities for students and teachers to gain exposure and expertise in STEM+C through interdisciplinary activities.

Melissa Perez, Stephanie Jones, JaCoya Thompson, and Marcelo Worsley. 2019. Data in motion: Supporting youth interest in athletics through multimodal data analytics. XRDS 25, 4 (July 2019), 50-53. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3331073

Mekatilili Fellowship Program

A workshop held in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. The aims of this workshop was to support Kenyan students and professionals in developing technologies within the context of agriculture, accessibility, and design for manufacturing. We partnered with three local Kenyan companies in order to allow the participants to design for real applications. As a facilitator for this experience I designed a curriculum for using the ESP8266 IoT boards in Agriculture contexts and gave a presentation on AI and its applications.