Twinning iterative design with community cultural wealth: Toward a locally-grounded, expansive maker culture

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Edna Tan, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Drawing upon critical justice studies and critical ethnographies in two community-centered makerspaces, we build an argument for how designing for expanded iterations that repeatedly draw from community cultural wealth, supported youth-makers and communities in co-creating an expansive, locally-grounded maker culture. Two related-foci are unpacked: First, we examine how youth engage in an "expanded" iterative process across the making cycle -- what this expanded iterative process is, and how it takes shape as youth move from collaborative ideation through to the afterlife of a maker project. Second, by delving into "moments of expanded iterations" we examine how youth articulate ownership of their making: what that means, how and why, and the subsequent generative spaces that resulted.

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FL2019: Proceedings of FabLearn 2019, 168-171
Language: English
Date: 2019
equity, making, iterative design

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