Interactive platforms for biology education and research - 2015

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

First Semester Demo - 2015

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.


  • Assistant Professor Stacey Kuznetsov
  • Pat Pataranutaporn
  • Jennifer Weiler
  • Associate Professor Todd Ingalls
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