I am a design researcher in Columbus, OH, and founder of both Insitu Health (digital mental health) and PHENOM Design (private design practice inspired by phenomenological philosophy).
I have heard about Scratch for some years now. Finding the project while studying research efforts to empower and extend creative expression through technology. Projects that lowered the barriers to programming with visual approaches as opposed to the abstraction of “code”. To build the things themselves as they are-- isomorphically.
Today, I am working on a project entitled: “Future Together: A pilot, trauma-informed and digital arts-based participatory action research program for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.” Web design projects are the initial focus. Using Webflow and other visual builders.
My goal has been to cultivate a “flow” of creative expression for self-actualization. I am most inspired by the powerful methods of the Lifelong Kindergarten group. Grounded in practice with simple language. I am able to quickly prototype a Web Design program using LCL principles.
Super excited to participate and be inspired! Ready to improve my project vision with these learnings.