Making the Digital Future Crafty

Led by Professor Wendy Keay-Bright, this project (funded by HEFCW) adapted the 9 principles of the Maker Movement: make, share, give away, learn, tool up, play, participate, support and change, Hatch (2013), as a framework for enabling design with a network of special education professionals. The project focused on building simple electronic devices and basic coding in a series of maker workshops that, in turn, stimulated conversations and stories describing learner ability. These stories invited ideas for technology concepts that could generate the pedagogical agency to support learner creativity. When placed within these real-life contexts, the concepts enabled participants to bring imaginative scenarios into being, and to articulate interaction within inclusive, future-facing narratives. Read more about “Making the Digital Future Crafty”, in the Journal of Enabling Technologies.