Simurg - LDT Project
I used communication technologies to design a "maker education" intervention for students in a village in rural Pakistan. Students showed promising gains in computational thinking and language literacies.
Designing learning spaces
We redesigned the "Streets of the World" exhibit for the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose
Child Development and New Technologies
My team and I designed "Big Top", an immersive tent that can transport children to underwater worlds, or space and they can use their toys and friends to create stories and develop literacy skills.
Beyond Bits and Atoms
This project called "Conference of the Birds" was demonstrated at the Interaction Design for Children Conference, 2017, held at Stanford University. We designed a storytelling environment on interactive tabletop tangible user interfaces. By allowing two users to interact with the interface at the same time, the CoB allowed children separated by physical or cultural distances to collaborate by creating narratives together.
Future Media and Media Archaeologies
We made radios. Scratched on film to make artwork on projectors from the 1950s and explored extinct media such as zoetrope. For my final project, my sculpture was about "phantasmagoria". It was shadows projected on smoke in a crystal ball.
The Designer in Society
This course was about designing something for our life. The theme I explored was collaborating over distance with projects and people I cared about. I used shadow puppets to co-create stories with my students in Pakistan over Skype. I learnt embroidery from my mother. Collaborating over meaningful activities is the solution I had to the problem I posed myself for this class.
Tech for Learners
Technology for Learners: Designing collaborative tools for students of the Open Mind School. These students are on the autism spectrum, and the philosophy of the school is to assume intelligence in everyone. Celebrate neurodiversity!
Understanding Learning Environments
We wrote a "coming of age" story, following Charon and Rhea. We built narratives that help us understand the readings about learning theories. Wisdom lies in narratives.