Open lab news
Doing work experience in Newcastle University’s School of Computing HCI department using micro:bits and the micro:bit Tinker Kit.
Professor Dave Kirk is the new director of Open Lab, taking over from Professor Pete Wright.
Kellie Morrissey and James Hodge talk about how dementia villages and care homes that try and recreate the past are unsustainable in the Conversation.
Learning about micro:bits and higher education – 347 students from across Newcastle visited Open Lab for Enterprise week.
Writing for the Conversation, Reem Talhouk, Andy Garbett and Kyle Montague discuss how using blockchain instead of e-vouchers for food aid, could empower Syrian refugees but only if they are involved in the design.
Ten projects have been awarded over £270k to explore social justice in the digital economy with examples looking at addressing knife crime to using technology to improve food security.
Children are the future, so why don’t we listen to them more often? Writing for The Conversation, Sean Peacock discusses his research about working with children to give them the tools to tackle air pollution.
Anna Vasilchenko and Megan Venn-Wycherley talk about their experience running a workshop on Constructivism and Learn-by-making at the 15th annual European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning Summer School.
Sixteen UX students from Purdue University joined us and took on the task to create their own ideas around Open Lab’s digital civics work.
Open Lab is involved in a ground-breaking cancer research and treatment project aiming to reverse the region’s high incidence and low survival rates of bowel cancer (also called colorectal cancer).
Writing for The Conversation, PHD student Sara Nabil discusses her work on ‘interioraction’ – blending interior design with interaction design.