NuVu is an innovation school based in Boston. The school does not have any subjects, instead learning is made through the design process, with topics and studios. For example a trimester is spent looking at transportation and within that topic, studios will be in creative writing, fashion, music, and robotics.
I work at the school as a coach, which means that I facilitate studio sessions in design and technology with students. I run studios geared around interactive wearables. During the 2 week studio sessions students work in groups and learn though the design process. There are no “subjects” or “classes” it is all project based learning.
I co-taught sessions in AR video games. We made tabletop games using phones to augment a physical object. We built the games in Unity3d. The group were mixed ages (between 11 and 17 years). I mostly supported the younger girls to make amazing rainbow worlds and alien games!
Sessions were based on theme of “Biofashion”. We made appendages and clothing based on thinking around how the garments we wear can affect, correspond and interact with the natural world.
Sessions were based around the theme of “Interactive Bus”. We rode the local bus route (Boston #1) and prototypes ideas that could make the bus a more playful.
Sessions were based around the theme of “E-textiles” and students prototyped ideas around how adding interactivity to clothing could support their everyday actions.