During the winter quarter, 2008, I collaborated with Dr Gillian Hayes on a new Undergraduate course for that engaged students with HCI research in a hands-on manner (check out our course website). The course drew students from a range of disciplines and so in order to engage students who were new to the topic of technology design, I decided to use gaming and playful interaction as the core theme. This allowed us engage students in a participatory manner not only with software and hardware programming, but also with the theory and history of digital technologies.
My responsibilities included teaching assistance, student coordination and mentorship, support for design and development, idea generation and general technical and motivational advise. Games have often been used to stimulate physical activity in children and adults. With this project we will allow children explore the new technologies, while simultaneously allowing them to interact, collaborate and physically move in their everyday spaces.
Human-Computer Interaction Project Course, University of California, Irvine, with Prof. Don Patterson, spring 2007. Teaching Assistant.
Human-Computer Interaction, University of California, Irvine, with Prof. Don Patterson, Winter, 2007. Teaching Assistant.
Social Analysis of Computerization, University of California, Irvine, with Dr. Charlotte Lee, Fal, 2006, Reader.