Food + Future: Polybot Research Proposal
company: IDEO Colab// time: 3 months // my role: design researcher // team size: 3
The field of Computing Education Research states that programming improves one’s computational thinking, problem solving skills, and creativity which carry over to many other domains. Now more than ever, students from many diverse backgrounds are enrolling in computer science courses at the university level. However, the dropout rate is exceptionally high—mainly among those who are novices to programming.
How might we introduce programming to a diverse set of young people leveraging the customizable nature of the Polybot environment?