Students starting a design experiment as part of HCI engagementDownloadable 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 ].

Inspirational cartoons for students as part of HCI engagement work.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.

Students sorting through cards as part of HCI engagement.

Design Team:
Google representatives, Design Teachers, Enya Williams (Illustrator), Dr. Graham McAllister (HCI Academic)

Close up of cards used as part of HCI engagement with students.

“Great to see the pupils of mixed ability engaging in such a mixed environment encouraging free thought”.
Teacher, secondary school

Close up of more cards used as part of HCI engagement with students.

“I like it when the characters make me think, they are a little bit strange… good strange”.
Pupil, secondary school

Close up of even more cards used as part of HCI engagement with students.