Downloadable teaching resource for HCI / Design thinking (Key Stage 3+)
The design team were approached by Google to comprehend the question ‘how do we encourage future generations into Human Computer Interaction’? The team decided that the best path was to created downloadable resources that can aid Key Stage 3 teachers in the United Kingdom. The co-designed resource instigated HCI thinking in schools with flexible learning parameters and outputs. The resource has been trialled nationwide with mixed abilities, a variety of facilitators and extreme age groups. The files are available to download as a ZIP (16MB) [ get Winzip unzipper free ].
The output engaged schools up and down the country and is now also a staple teaching resource in many United States colleges including Georgia Tech and Toronto computer sciences department.
Google representatives, Design Teachers, Enya Williams (Illustrator), Dr. Graham McAllister (HCI Academic)
“Great to see the pupils of mixed ability engaging in such a mixed environment encouraging free thought”.
Teacher, secondary school
“I like it when the characters make me think, they are a little bit strange… good strange”.
Pupil, secondary school