This week we got to meet with Rebecca Grabman, our contact at Makeshop, and to really dig into the heart of this project. We are creating an app for use in Makeshop that will teach kids about the connections between ideas, stuff, and processes, and inspire them to create things with their own hands. It should also serve as a wiki for kids who are more self-directed, or as a teaching aid or reminder for kids new to a process.
We also interviewed Lauren, Derrick and Kevin, three employees at Makeshop, to get their individual views on what the app should do, what would help them the most, and what the average experience of a child in Makeshop actually is.
Finally, we brainstormed for several days about the shape our app should take and began designing the interactions list and a prototype interface.