We’ve reached the goal, I’m going to Tokyo!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in blog, thesis | No Comments
We’ve reached the goal, I’m going to Tokyo!

Hello all, Whether contributing the campaign, or sharing the link writing compelling status updates, I just want to thank everyone for their support. Even though the campaign will still be open during 14 more days, it is amazing that in only two days we not only reached, but surpassed the goal! Thank you so much […]

Great response raising money to present my thesis on the IASDR conference in Tokyo!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in blog, thesis | No Comments
Great response raising money to present my thesis on the IASDR conference in Tokyo!

Today, 24hrs after launching a campaign through indiegogo to obtain funding for my participation on the IASDR conference in Tokyo, I visited the website to find out that we’ve raised $2,165 so far!!! This is simply awesome!!! I have no words to express how grateful and moved I am. Yesterday when I was witnessing everyone […]

Diagrams and lists

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in blog, thesis | No Comments
Diagrams and lists

I’m still trying to figure out how each stakeholder is related to the objectives I want for the children with CP. This is a “refined version” (although I don’t know if refined is the right word since it looks super messy right now) of the diagram I added in the last post. In this version […]

Proto- diagrams of the design environment

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Proto- diagrams of the design environment

I’ve trying to diagram the design environment for my thesis. The purpose of this is to find ways on how my design system can be aligned to my subquestions.  This is the one that is making more sense for now: My thesis project is about creating a fun, challenging, competitive system that provides status and encouragement […]

Researchable Question – Revision #7

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #7

RESEARCHABLE QUESTION: How can the interaction design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity and social play in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy? —- KEYWORDS -Gamification / social play – Collaborative Competitive Environment – Physical Activities SUBQUESTIONS 1. How can strategies of #interaction design engage and reward children with CP to enhance their Physical […]

Researchable Question – Revision #6

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #6

MAIN QUESTION How can the interaction design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? KEYWORDS – Gamification Socialplay Collaborative-competitive learning Arithmetic Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1. How can strategies of interaction design engage and reward students with CP in the mastery of concepts […]

Justification for my thesis project – first try

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Justification for my thesis project – first try

So this is my first stab in the intent to write a justification. Nothing fancy, just bullet points, no citations needed (yet): Learning is primarily a social process mediated through interaction using tools. Around the age of six, children with CP may have a hard time keeping up with the explosion of physical activity that occurs during the […]

Researchable Question – Revision #5

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #5

MAIN QUESTION How can the design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? —- KEYWORDS – Gamification / social play – Collaborative-competitive learning – Arithmetic – Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1. How can strategies of interaction engage and reward students with CP in […]

Researchable Question – Revision #4

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #4

MAIN QUESTION How can the design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? —- KEYWORDS – Gamification / social play – Collaborative-competitive learning – Arithmetic – Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1.How can the design of an online interface make solving arithmetic problems engaging […]

Researchable Question – Revision #3

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in thesis | No Comments
Researchable Question – Revision #3

MAIN QUESTION How can the design of a collaborative-competitive environment promote physical activity in children (6-9 y/o) with cerebral palsy in the process of learning arithmetic? —- KEYWORDS – Gamification / social play – Collaborative-competitive learning – Arithmetic – Physical activities SUBQUESTIONS 1. How can the design of an online interface make solving arithmetic problems […]