Remixing Visualizations for Scratch

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Scratch is the playful programming environment for kids out of MIT's Lifelong Kindergarden Lab. This presentation is design research for remixing trees.

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  • Remixing Visualizations for Scratch

    1. 1. KEY QUESTIONS• How do Scratchers use remix visualizations?• What information can we provide so designers can make an informed “next step”?
    2. 2. RESEARCH • Designed and tested a research protocol • Interview with 2 users • Interview with the designer • Posted to Scratch forums (10 responses)
    3. 3. CURRENT DESIGN Strengths • Interactive • Message- interconnectedness Weaknesses • Context • Navigability • Time
    4. 4. 1: FAMILY ALBUM
    5. 5. family tree = 1: FAMILY ALBUM familiar metaphor interactive-when thumbnails show clicked on, see context of evolutionScratcher’s profile & recent activity color encodes meaning (primary vs. secondary remix) reduced size accommodates derivatives
    6. 6. STAR (small multiples) 2: STAR• Failed design :(• Wanted to be able to compare remixes against each other (small multiples, Tufte)• Tried to use color to encode layers (primary, secondary, tertiary remixes)• Isn’t flexible to an unexpected number of derivatives
    7. 7. 3:DISCO TIMELINE REMIX TIMELINE# blocks - # months
    8. 8. height of timeline expands based on # of remixes 3:DISCO TIMELINE REMIX TIMELINE# blocks - project composition by % of blocks # months play! (past the frame if there are enough remixes)
    9. 9. 4: CONSTELLATION TAG YOURSELF MY PROJECTS ART STORY GAME SIMULATION ANIMATION SUBMIT
    10. 10. 4: CONSTELLATION TAG YOURSELF• Pull project from your gallery MY PROJECTS• Onclick, project gets a star background based on project type metadata• Associate yourself with the “original” or one of the derivatives ART STORY GAME SIMULATION ANIMATION SUBMIT
    11. 11. SKILLS EXPLORED• Data visualization• Design thinking• Qualitative research design• Interview techniques
    12. 12. NEXT STEPS• Evaluate designs• Continue research• Prototype
    13. 13. CONTACT• Vanessa Gennarelli• vanessa.gennarelli@gmail.com• @mozzadrella

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