Beth Bonsignore Announced as New Director of Kidstream

Beth Bonsignore Announced as New Director of Kidstream

The iSchool is happy to announce that Beth Bonsignore is the new Director of Kidsteam: Children and Adults Working as Design Partners as part of her lecturer position. We are looking forward to seeing what the future brings for this vital iSchool research lab under Beth’s direction. Please join us in congratulating her in this new role. 

 

The University of Maryland’s Kidsteam is the first intergenerational Cooperative Inquiry design team. Kidsteam brings together ~8 children, ages 7-11, with researchers and technologists with diverse backgrounds to design technologies for children twice a week throughout the academic year. Because of their long tenure, Kidsteam kids are experts in more than being kids: they are experts in collaborating with adults and other kids, in prototyping techniques, and in communicating their ideas and the importance of their ideas. Kidsteam research enhances our understanding of intergenerational design techniques and of how to build technologies that are more relevant to children’s interests and needs.