Reflection on Biowearable Ethics

The Critical Making Biowearable Workshop project investigates how to design and deploy a participatory computational thinking workshop in which students explore and reflect on potential impacts of biowearables during biowearable making activities using a pre-made tangible-biowearable kit and reflection cards. Due to Covid-19 the co-located workshop designed for the SFU Maker Space with young adults was transformed to a virtual workshop with 12-14 year olds working with community partner Brilliant Labs in Atlantic Canada.

Tangible-Biowearable Critical Maker Kit distributed kit components (left) and assembled kit (right).

The Critical Making Biowearable Workshop project investigates how to design and deploy a participatory computational thinking workshop in which students explore and reflect on potential impacts of biowearables during biowearable making activities using a pre-made tangible-biowearable kit and reflection cards.

Critical reflection cards (left) are used to scaffold reflection on potential ethical issues in the design of biowearables. Participants use these cards when making design decisions (center) for their own personal biowearable-tangible prototype (right).

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