DIO: Exploring an AR-based toolkit to enable shared, multi-user constructions for STEM

DIO is a toolkit to support development of computational thinking for STEM education. DIO is designed and developed as per the theory of Constructionism given by Seymour Papert. DIO comprises of a variety of input, output modules that can be combined together by children to create a variety of interactive applications. We conducted extensive user studies to evaluate the toolkit regarding our research goals. This project is currently under publication review, hence I cannot reveal the details here. Please email me for more information on this project.




Children engaging with constructions formed by connecting DIO input modules (red) with output modules (blue)



DIO toolkit design [A: Module components, B: Attachments, C: Pattern design, D: Different input, output modules]


Children connect the input, output modules by drawing a “line” in Augmented reality



Children presenting their constructions during user study