Interactive platforms for biology education and research. Led by an interdisciplinary team of biologists, computer scientists, and human computer interaction researchers, this work envisions new systems to scaffold non-professional participation in biology. This project examines 1) how biology information can be presented intuitively to novice practitioners to enable hands-on work and learning; and 2) how professional biologists can productively collaborate with students and hobbyists to gather and analyze data using open source biology platforms. Read more
The mechanic and the design of this project is still need more refinement.
The Social And Digital Systems (SANDS) Group is a transdisciplinary research collective within the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University. Our materially-oriented work draws on approaches from computer science, interaction design, humanities, and philosophy of technology. Our current research examines bottom-up participation in science, DIY (Do It Yourself) methods, and the mechanisms by which expertise and knowledge is scaffolded amongst communities of practice.