Opportunities and Limitations of Construction Kits in Culturally Responsive Computing Contexts: Lessons from ScratchJr and Family Creative Learning

Ricarose Roque, Mariana Aki Tamashiro, Kathryn McConnell, Julisa Granados

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In this paper, we investigate the opportunities and limitations that emerge when we engage youth and their families in creating and sharing stories with a computational construction kit, specifically the ScratchJr programming environment. We examine the participation of children and their families in the Family Creative Learning program, a culturally responsive computing context that engages families to create and share stories with computing. Our findings highlight the ways that families discovered new possibilities for their storytelling using the computational construction kit, but they also experienced challenges in representing their stories and themselves. We discuss the opportunities in storytelling with construction kits and possible limitations when designing to support expression, especially among groups historically marginalized from computing spaces.

TitelProceedings of Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021
Antal sider11
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdatojun. 2021
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450384520
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2021
Begivenhed2021 ACM Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Grækenland
Varighed: 24 jun. 202130 jun. 2021


Konference2021 ACM Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021
ByVirtual, Online
SponsorBRIDGES, EUGAIN, University of Athens, LUMS
NavnProceedings of Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2021