University of Oulu

Heidi Hartikainen, Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Marta Cortés Orduña, Iván Sánchez Milara, Sumita Sharma, Behnaz Norouzi, and Marianne Kinnula. 2022. A Series of Fortunate Accidents: Lessons Learned When Things Go Sideways in Making Projects with Children. In 6th FabLearn Europe / MakeEd Conference 2022 (FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2022), May 30, 31, 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages.

A series of fortunate accidents : lessons learned when things go sideways in making projects with children

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Author: Hartikainen, Heidi1; Ventä-Olkkonen, Leena1; Cortés Orduña, Marta1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: abstract
Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-03-16


Maker culture celebrates mistakes as an essential part of the process — reflecting on our failures promotes learning and understanding of the processes we work with. As researchers and practitioners organizing digital fabrication and making activities with children, we all know even the best laid plans can fail, or at least there is a chance that things do not go as expected. However, when reporting our activities, we tend to focus on success stories. As success is often built on learning from our mistakes, it is important to embrace and reflect on them as a community. In this workshop we invite researchers and practitioners to discuss the fortunate accidents made when working with children in digital fabrication and making projects, and to compile a set of short papers including lessons learned that are geared towards the researcher or practitioner entering the FabLearn community.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-9633-2
DOI: 10.1145/3535227.3535247
Host publication: Proceedings of 6th FabLearn Europe / MakeEd conference 2022, May 30-31 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference: International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © 2022 Copyright held by the owner/author(s).