Sense and Sensibility in Interactivity
To connect younger generations to nature, the SSi project explores novel approaches to promoting environmental literacy and nature connection among children and teenagers. The general materials can enhance our awareness of the natural world. The project proposes a design-led investigation of how storytelling and visual communication for interactive storytelling can promote sensory, experiential, and aesthetic encounters with nature to incite curiosity and willingness to learn about fauna and flora and to engage in their conservation. Set in the Azores, a volcanic archipelago and one of Portugal’s most isolated biodiversity hotspots that faces today significative challenges as climatic shifts alongside human intervention negatively impacts indigenous species, the SSI project will design, test, and evaluate mediated experiences that expose participants to local biomes.
The SSi project explores novel approaches to promoting environmental literacy and nature connection amongst children and teenagers.
01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Interactive Technologies Institute, InteracUniversidade dos Açores
Design; Games and Play; Learning, Education, and Families; Sustainability, and Social Justice