Strawbies Tangible Programming Project, led by Felix Hu

Strawbies - new

Tangible Tech Collaborative: As we explore new iterations of Strawbies, we are discovering that children love helping this adorable character Awbie (designed by Eric Uchalik) as he collects strawberries and explores the colorful open-ended world of Strawbies (programmed by Felix Hu).  Players instruct Awbie using tangible wooden programming tiles and scannable TopCodes. Current iterations of this project also use an Osmo stand and mirror.

See Strawbies.com for the video, or read the illustrated paper Strawbies: Explorations in Tangible Programming written for the IDC 2015 Conference (Interaction Design & Children).  Authors of the paper are: Felix Hu, Ariel Zekelman, Michael S. Horn, and Frances Judd.