Open Toolkits and Data as a Raw Material for Play (Internship at Intel Labs)

Interning at Intel Labs, I researched and designed new playful ways of engaging with data in everyday life. As part of this project I conducted fieldwork with teens, prototyped “data-sandbox” toolkits, designed and led playtests with target demographics, interviewed luminaries in the field of play, and synthesized findings with emerging opportunities in the fields of IoT and quantified-self. Outside participants included Katie Salen, Bernie DeKoven, Mimi Ito, Katherine Isbister, Kimiko Ryokai, Thomas Malaby, AnnMarie Thomas, and Scott Fisher. While working on this project, I designed and prototyped the first data monster toolkit which was later refined and adapted to promote Intel’s Galileo.