Collaborative Research: Debugging by Design: Developing a Tool Set for Debugging with Electronic Textiles to Promote Computational and Engineering Thinking in High School.
CU Boulder PIs: Ann Eisenberg/Mark Gross
CU Boulder research team: Michael J. Schneider, Christian Hill, Arielle Blum, Ethan Frier, Rona Sadan
In collaboration with:
Yasmin Kafai, University of Pennsylvania
Debbie Fields, Utah State University
We are developing hardware and software tools to assist in the process of “debugging” e-textile circuits. E-textile debugging presents a unique set of constraints due to the flexible and fabric-based nature of project materials. In collaboration with teams headed by Yasmin Kafai (U. Pennsylvania) and Deborah Fields (Utah State University), we study the way that students use these tools to debug their textile projects, their cognitive models of e-textile troubleshooting, and the educational implications of these activities.