Nov. 6-9, 2017
The 13th annual conference of the International Society for Design and Development in Education, hosted by The Lawrence Hall of Science, will be held November 6-9, 2017, at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. The conference theme, Broader Participation in Design, highlights the twin goals of creating educational designs that allow for broad participation, and also broadening participation within the community of educational designers.
Thursday, November 9
Learning about Design from Computationally-Enhanced Papercrafts
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Paper Mechatronics is a novel design medium integrating traditional educational papercrafts with mechanical design, electronic engineering, and computational thinking. Paper mechatronics makes possible a craft-oriented approach to engineering and computing education that integrates key concepts from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control systems, and computer programming, while using paper as the primary material for learner design, exploration, and inquiry.