FireFlies 2.0 is a set of tangible pixels intended for use the primary classroom. Each pixel can be controlled by both the teacher (bottom half) through a tablet app, and by the pupils (top half) by pressing or rotating the pixel itself. This project aimed to lower the teacher’s cognitive load by replacing present information within the classroom, with a distributed representation. A deployment study investigated the effect of the visibility and distribution of this information on the classroom.
This work has been published as a full paper at the ACM ISS Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS ’17) in Brighton, UK, October 17-20, 2017, and has received a Best Paper Award.