Current playgrounds have become generic and does little to encourage use. Can playgrounds offer more for those who use it? Could play bring more to the table by providing learning as well as fun?
kinü is a modular kids furniture set that supports the gamification of programming through play.
14 wk project, 2017
Programming can teach us less tangible subjects that will benefit us increased success in our academic and daily lives.
If programming is so great, why do
only 1 in 10 K-12 schools* offer it?
*Sources: College Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics, NSF, 2016
Most schools follow a nationwide standard curriculum that have not been updated in years. They also lack the teachers willing to teach such programs because they don’t have backgrounds in them. Learning often begins in college
When concepts are completely novel
they are difficult to learn and can cause a lot of misconceptions.
Introduction to coding often happens in college, barrier of entry is high and can be very difficult for beginners.
To learn more on the pitfalls and difficulties in learning and teaching, I started a Mechatronics club to teach my peers hands on programming using arduino and existing children's games