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Kidding Around: Designing Digital Activities (#mw2012)

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Kidding Around: Designing Digital Activities (#mw2012)

  1. 1. Kid d ing arou ndD e s igning D igital Le arning Activitie s
  2. 2. H ow can p e op letake p art?O p e n d rop -insTim e d s lot d rop -insWorks h op sM u lti-d ay cou rs e s
  3. 3. O p e n d rop -insH igh ly fle xib le for fam ilie sH igh volu m eE as y s e t u p C an b e s im p lis tic & lack d e p th Varie d d we ll-tim e s C an b e ove rwh e lm e d M ore s taff ne e d e d
  4. 4. C re ate a com ic Dwell time 45-50 minutes Welcome and selection 10 minutes Create comic with Comic Life 20-30 minutes Detail and polish 5-10 minutes Print and storytime 5 minutes
  5. 5. S tory tim e is le arning tim e
  6. 6. G alle ry and s tu d io p h oto/ e s ign d
  7. 7. Danger of production line Hard to estimate slot lengthTime slot drop-ins Reduces overall capacityPreserves flexibility while reducing wait Non-optimal compromiseScale complex activities gracefully
  8. 8. H ard to s tand ard ize te ch niqu eD we ll tim e to 90 m inu te sMaxim u m nu m b e r of fam ilie s p e r s e s s ion
  9. 9. Fear the production line C ou ld ch ild re n d o m ore of th e e d iting? Th e ch ild re n we re ke e n to u s e th e com p u te rs m ore th e m s e lve s , b u t d id not h ave th e op p ortu nity.
  10. 10. WorkshopsAllows in-depth engagementCan include complex tasksProduces meaningful result Length still limited (2 hours) Reduces capacity Disappointed visitors if busy Hard to setup
  11. 11. Greeks alive! animation Intro and review of myth storylines (15 minutes) Making puppets and backgrounds (15 minutes) Demo of animation software (5 minutes) Create animation (60+ minutes) Screening (5-7 minutes)
  12. 12. S e s s ion form at: inte ractive com p u te r ins tallation –cre ate d u s ing op e nF ram e works , th e s oftware was O p e n S ou rce d Hellicar & Lewis - Mirror, Mirror
  13. 13. S om e th ings to ke e p in m ind …
  14. 14. C om p le m e nt digital with analogueE xte nd ing th e d igitalP rovid ing an alte rnativeS u p p orting th e d igital
  15. 15. 1 ) D e s ign b le nd e d le arning e xp e rie nce s
  16. 16. I liked when I got to take the photos. (Maria, Age 5)2) E ntru s t kid s (and p are nts )
  17. 17. Instructions?What instructions? 3) Le s s ins tru ctions . M ore facilitators
  18. 18. Okay, where to next? 4) Integrate the galleries wisely.
  19. 19. We e nj d h aving th e p ictu re s take n and e d iting oyeth e p h oto. We d e cid e d to go b ack into th e m u s e u mto find th e arte fact we d h ad ou r p h oto take n with(th e d ragon).A m e m b e r of s taff in th e C e ntre s aid it wou ld b e inth e m u s e u m . We we re u nab le to find it d e s p iteas king s taff in th e C h ine s e and Jap ane s e s e ctions .M y nie ce , wh o is e igh t, was originally e xcite d atlooking for th e ite m s h e d h ad h e r p h oto take n with ,and th e n d is ap p ointe d th at s h e cou ld nt find it ands e e it for re al. Are you s u re th os e ob j cts are s till e in th e galle ry?
  20. 20. 5) E xp e rim e nt with alte rnative inte ractions
  21. 21. Got it.6) Bu t d on’t knock th e u s u al s u s p e cts
  22. 22. P rinting is th e b om b !(or ticking tim e b om b ) 6) D on’t forge t th e p ayoff or you ’re s u nk
  23. 23. D e s igning C onte nt crowds Will How are the Is there easy and noise light levels? access forinhibit video/voice Do you care? families? recording? Which objects Are photographs allowed? will kids like?
  24. 24. Wh at d oe s you r colle ction offe r?
  25. 25. P h otograp h y is you r frie nd
  26. 26. U nle s s …
  27. 27. And one m ore th ing to watch ou t for! D e ath Sex Viole nce
  28. 28. Be p re p are d for s e arch ing qu e s tions !

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