student prototype
Students collaborating together around their prototype -  an 'anxiety' sensor for children who are hospitalised.

Creativity is seen as an important skill in the development of school students, and one that promises future social benefit. This project seeks to better understand how tangible technologies can be designed to support students’ creative skill development in open-ended activities such as design. We are exploring how we can better support students and teachers in their ability to design novel and socially beneficial solutions with technologies.

Currently this project is focused on developing a range of methods and tools that support students in design thinking strategies. Working closely with teachers, we have been able to develop participatory methods to ensure that tools are closely aligned with pedagogy and have close ties to the curriculum.

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Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch:

Sarah Matthews
e: s.matthews@uq.edu.au

Project members

Academic Staff

Dr Marie Boden

Lecturer
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Dr Ben Matthews

Senior Lecturer
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor Stephen Viller

Associate Professor & Discipline Leader Human Centred Computing
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Professor Janet Wiles

Professor
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering