Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

LePage, Suzanne

Abstract

The London Transport Museum (LTM) asked us to design a digital activity that would foster engineering skills as well as teamwork, creative thinking, and communication among 7-11 year olds. In collaboration with Telent and the LTM Learning Team, we developed a screen-based interactive game that supports 1-4 players and features participants designing London bus routes and programming traffic lights. Provisional testing indicated the game was engaging and promoted the desired learning outcomes. Through tinkering, the Bus Bots activity inspires adaptation, creative problem solving and teamwork skills. Nevertheless, we recommend additional testing with 7-11 year old children in the museum setting to identify further refinements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-12

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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