Join us and explore VR as a tool for positive change. We'll research existing examples of VR for Good, then brainstorm and frame real-world problems that can be tackled using VR.
In this workshop, we’ll be going "unplugged" and constructing physical prototypes of a VR world that solves or brings awareness to a real-world problem. Prototypes are essential in Design Thinking, and are used to predict problems and gain accurate user feedback when creating a new product. Typically, a prototype starts as low-fidelity (low detail) and moves towards high-fidelity (highly detailed) over the process of product development.
What You'll Need:
- Paper, markers/pencil crayons
- Construction materials to build your prototype (such as: paper, sticky tack, scissors, pipe cleaners, legos, etc.)
None! This workshop is designed for beginners.
About Our Girls Learning Code Program
Our Girls Learning Code program offers girls, transgender, and beyond gender binary kids ages 3-12 hands-on experiences designed to inspire them to see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world. Girls Learning Code gives the next generation of kid creators the tools they need to unlock all the possibilities of our digital world!Our workshops, camps and meetups provide girls, transgender, and beyond gender binary kids with positive and welcoming learning environments through which they can come to know themselves as powerful and capable builders of technology! Learners can choose from workshops and camps covering everything from webmaking to game development to generative art making. As they learn, they will be supported by local volunteer mentors and instructors who are trained to create supportive and comfortable learning experiences.
- Learners must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the full duration of the workshop!
What Do I Need To Bring?
You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions
Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can be handy too
You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up, we will email detailed instructions.