Enhancing Students' Critical Reflection on Smart Things Design Through an End-User Development Toolkit

Diego Morra*, Mehdi Rizvi

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Abstract

We live in an increasingly connected society, and technology plays a vital part in it. The impact of its social transformation can be seen across many facets of everyday life, including how people relate to others and the environment, as well as how people perceive themselves, their needs and emotions. This assumption led researchers to investigate the need of educating young generations to a reflective attitude toward technology and its impact on society. This paper reports on a study with IoTgo, an end-user development design toolkit that helps young generations to become active protagonists in the design of inclusive smart things, reflecting deeply on the pros and cons of technology in use in their everyday life. Initial results of the study show how design with IoTgo toolkit can lead youth to critically reflect on the design and use of technology in the form of smart things.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume3172
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2022
Event3rd International Workshop on Empowering People in Dealing with Internet of Things Ecosystems 2022 - Frascati, Italy
Duration: 6 Jun 2022 → …

Keywords

  • End Users
  • Inclusive Design
  • IoT
  • Programming
  • Prototyping
  • Toolkit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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