From Computational Thinking to Computational Making

Publication Date
September 9 2015
Jennifer A Rode (creator)
Andrea Marshall (creator)
Anne Weibert (creator)
Konstantin Aal (creator)
Thomas Von Rekowski (creator)
Houda El Mimouni (creator)
Akshay Sharma (creator)
Jordan Jobs (creator)
Alexis Schleeter (creator)
Jennifer Booker (creator)
Drexel University (contributor)
University Of Siegen (contributor)
Tarika Chawla (contributor)
Tamanna Chawla (contributor)
Volker Wulf (contributor)
National Science Foundation (NSF) (contributor)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
Computational thinking is considered best practice for teaching computing and more broadly to solve problems and design systems, however as computing extends beyond the desktop (for instance increased integration of ubicomp technologies) so too must our educational methods. Exposure to ubicomp technologies is most accessible through the maker movement. With this in mind we argue we must move from computational thinking to computational making as an educational framework. Here we present a case study of children’s making to support our vision for a broader conception of computational making. The Demo paper supplements the original paper to allow visitors to interact with the various technologies the children in our the club created, including an interactive monster.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type

How to cite this entry
Jennifer A Rode, Andrea Marshall, Anne Weibert, Konstantin Aal, Thomas von Rekowski, Houda El mimouni, Akshay Sharma, Jordan Jobs, Alexis Schleeter, Jennifer Booker. (September 9 2015). "From Computational Thinking to Computational Making". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life.