Debugging Computational Design: A Pedagogical Approach
Immersive Learning Research Network Conference
Debugging or encountering and resolving bugs is a practice embedded in computational design processes. In this study, we explored how debugging can be leveraged as a pedagogical approach to introduce youth to a visual programming tool as part of a computational design process. In partnership with a local makerspace, we conducted a workshop with seven youth (6 girls, 1 boy) ages 9-15 during which they created their own mobile games. Our findings offer insights for thinking about debugging as a productive tool not only for learning and assessment but also for instruction.
*Lamarra, J.K., Litts, B.K., *Lewis, W.E., & **Mortensen, C.K. (2018, June). Debugging computational design: A pedagogical approach. Immersive Learning Research Network Conference. IEEE. Best Poster Award Winner.