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Knit x Code: Exploring a Craftsmanship-driven Approach to Computational Thinking

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In recent years, computational thinking (CT) has focused on how children and citizens develop basic computing skills which empower them to participate in a digitised society and broaden participation and engagement with CT. We present the exploration of a craftsmanship-driven approach to engage people in CT. To explore this approach a team of knitters, a computer scientist and a computing education expert iteratively designed the KnitxCode workshop. KnitxCode utilises knitting in combination with CT concepts as the foundation for the activities. The workshop was evaluated by 12 participants with no programming experience and with knitting experience ranging from 2-25 years (M = 6). From the evaluation we found that the craftsmanship-driven approach seemed to provide the participants with confidence to learning CT, as shared concepts and practices between knitting and computing supported transitioning from knitting craftsmanship to computing and in this way served to demystify computing.
Bidragets oversatte titelStrik x Kode: Undersøgelse af en håndværkstilgang til computational thinking
TitelNordiCHI '22: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Antal sider5
UdgivelsesstedNew York
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Udgivelsesårokt. 2022
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4503-9448-2
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2022
BegivenhedNordiCHI 2022 - Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 8 okt. 202213 okt. 2022


KonferenceNordiCHI 2022


  • applied computing, HCI, #CCTD

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