The Beginnning
       
     
       
     
Themefinding
       
     
College-Bound
       
     
Easely Prototypes
       
     
The Beginnning
       
     
The Beginnning

Work with East Palo Alto (EPA) students led us in early March, 2016, to a game-changing insight about the role of art in the lives of low-income youth. Too often art is a tool of privilege. Art is expensive, both in money and time. Through testing our initial urban/shared-art prototypes, we realized that 30 minutes spent on our prototype was 30 minutes not spend trying to pass algebra. Our new question is: how can we use ARTnot as a tool of privilege, but as a tool for LEARNING, to help EPA high school students succeed in their classes?

       
     
Focal Point – Stanford Design for America

Initial Recruitment Video

Themefinding
       
     
Themefinding
College-Bound
       
     
College-Bound

The College-Bound room of the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula in East Palo Alto, with the first installation of one of our prototypes. We go on to re-envision the space to create a more collaborative working environment.

Easely Prototypes
       
     
Easely Prototypes

Our Easely prototypes on display at the 2016 Design For America Spring Showcase. At the event, we tested the capabilities of various speech-to-text APIs on accented English in addition to presenting our work thus far.