The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has expanded with the opening of MuseumLab, a new makerspace for children ages 10 and up. In collaboration with the IDeATe program and the Master’s of Arts Management program at CMU, the ETC has a space within the MuseumLab for future projects that inspire the makers of tomorrow. This fall, our team will design an interactive experience that merges technology with tactile play. Our interactive installation piece will combine together the Children Museum’s philosophy of “playing with real stuff” and the ETC’s philosophy of “learn, work, and play.” Using the central theme of play, and working with the middle school students in the space, our installation will foster curiosity in technology though tangible interactions.
Techtile is a student-pitch project being worked on in Fall 2019.