By: Academics at Stanford
How can design connect academic research to practitioners in the field?
Early in 2015, the d.school hosted a day-long event that was part of a broader project on the potential of digital media to contribute to children’s learning. The workshop, held at the d.school and led by Graduate School of Education Professor Brigid Barron in collaboration with Susie Wise, leveraged deep, case-based ethnographic research conducted by Amber Levinson as part of her dissertation.
The experience involved a rapid design process to both generate fresh design ideas and catalyze new collaborations among researchers, educators, and designers. Both media designers and researchers found it powerful to collaborate and use the rich data about families and their needs.
Read more coverage here by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center (at Sesame Workshop).