Maker Cards in Physical Computing Spaces

Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and School of Architecture (SoA) Southwestern PA
Southwestern PA Virtual Event
  • 05/14/2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
  • Free
    • Adults only for professional development

About this event

In this session, we describe a case study of an instructional and creativity support tool developed for introductory physical computing courses moved to remote and hybrid learning settings. With the instructor, the team developed an illustrated set of maker Maker Cards—a QR-code enabled card deck of electronic parts that links to an extensive online knowledge base to help bridge access to creative know-how, visually play with system layouts, and review exemplars of prior student project documentation.

DESIGN CASE 1: Maker Cards+

Site:

IDeATe Physical Computing Minor at Carnegie Mellon

Practice Partner:

Robert Zacharias, Assistant Teaching Professor- Carnegie Mellon University

Research Presenters:

Miranda Luong, School of Design – Carnegie Mellon

Marti Louw, Human Computer Interaction Institute – Carnegie Mellon University

Daragh Byrne, School of Architecture – Carnegie Mellon University

In this session, we describe a case study of an instructional and creativity support tool developed for introductory physical computing courses moved to remote and hybrid learning settings.  With the instructor, the team developed a set of interconnected  tools including an illustrated set of maker Maker Cards—a QR-code enabled card deck of electronic parts that links to an extensive online knowledge base to help bridge access to creative know-how, visually play with system layouts, and review exemplars of prior student project documentation. Through iterative learning design research and deployment in five courses (four three week micro-courses and one full semester course), we have found the tactile card deck to be a versatile resource for learning to recognize parts, facilitate debugging conversations, aid schematic diagramming and enable more facile communication of early electronic designs in hybrid instructional settings.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1736189 “Smart Spaces for Making: Networked Physical Tools to Support Process Documentation and Learning.”

Details

  • Event Type
    Virtual
  • Date(s)
    1. May 14 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
  • Cost
    Free
  • RSVP Link
  • Age Group(s)
    • Adults only for professional development
  • Professional development opportunity
    Yes
  • Accessibility Accommodations
    None

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Virtual Event

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When: May 14, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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