VisibEL is a tangible map of Sweden modelling the electricity production. There are cities, placeable power plants and factories that can be connected to the power grid. It is an educational game which is based on scenarios. The main users are children between the ages of nine and twelve. By playing this game, children can learn about different types of power plants, how much energy they produce and how much they cost to build and run...
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Thursday, 28 January 2010

What are we interested in?

We today worked and finished our Process Proposal. We also discussed what we are interested with the goal to find a more specific question to work with. We ended up with these different things:

* Using an artifact with out help. (Åke)
* Education (Yathika)
* Play (Yathika)
* Challenge (Andreas)
* Complex concept explained to kids (Åke)

This lead me(Andreas) to think back on a discussion with a friend about the general knowledge of people. That in the future, all people should know how a computer works, what components it has etc. The concept of the computer. And that it should be taught to kids at an early age.

This got an discussion going, we ended up with a project idea:
"Teach how a computer works, what components build up the computer and how math is used in it, to kids."

This is one idea, we should not invest to much in to it, but it is something work with.

1 comment:

  1. Still I am interest about this idea.
    Today I had a video chat with my nephew Eric. He is 7 years old and explain and draw what is he thinking about this black box.
    According to him there are lots of LED (lilla och grön)and lots of wires.According to Eric the Power switch works like a door. When u open the door all the lights are lighted.
    His sound is interesting... I have his paper sketch.