kidding around: designing digital activities (#mw2012)
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Kidding aroundDesigning Digital Learning Activities
Timed slot drop-ins
How can people take part?
Highly flexible for families
Easy set up
Can be simplistic &
Can be overwhelmedMore staff needed
Create a comic
Welcome and selection
Create comic with Comic Life
Detail and polish5-10 minutes
Print and storytime
Dwell time 45-50 minutes
Story time is learning time
Gallery and studio photo/design
Time slot drop-ins
Preserves flexibility while reducing
Scale complex activities gracefully
Danger of production line
Hard to estimate slot length
Reduces overall capacity
Hard to standardize technique
Dwell time to 90 minutes
Maximum number of families per
Could children do more of the editing? The children were keen to use the computers more themselves, but did not have the opportunity.
Fear the production line
Allows in-depth engagement
Can include complex tasks
Produces meaningful result
Length still limited (2 hours)
Disappointed visitors if busy
Hard to setup
Greeks alive! animation
Intro and review of myth storylines
Demo of animation software
Making puppets and backgrounds(15 minutes)
Create animation(60+ minutes)
Session format: interactive computer installation –
created using openFrameworks, the software was Open Sourced
Hellicar & Lewis - Mirror, Mirror
Some things to keep in mind…
Complement digital with analogue
Extending the digitalProviding an alternativeSupporting the digital
1) Design blended learning experiences
2) Entrust kids (and parents)
I liked when I got to take the photos.
(Maria, Age 5)
Instructions? What instructions?
3) Less instructions. More facilitators
Okay, where to next?
4) Integrate the galleries wisely.
Are you sure those objects are still in the gallery?
We enjoyed having the pictures taken and editing the photo. We decided to go back into the museum to find the artefact we'd had our photo taken with (the dragon).
A member of staff in the Centre said it would be in the museum. We were unable to find it despite asking staff in the Chinese and Japanese sections.
My niece, who is eight, was originally excited at looking for the item she'd had her photo taken with, and then disappointed that she couldn't find it and see it 'for real'.
5) Experiment with alternative interactions
6) But don’t knock the usual suspects
Printing is the bomb! (or ticking timebomb)
6) Don’t forget the payoff or you’re sunk
Will crowds and noise
inhibit video/voice recording?
How are the
light levels? Do you care?
Is there easy access for families?
Are photographs allowed?
will kids like?
What does your collection offer?
Photography is your friend
And one more thing to watch out for!
Be prepared for searching questions!