Learning Parents: Design Research for Giant Room

Design Research


Team Member

Bashayer Algow, Clear Shen, Jin Hee Jung, Jueun Jeon

My Role

Research, User Interview


Adriana Valdez Young, Hirumi Nanayakkara

Methods & Tools
The Giant Room
  • Company Background:
  • The GIANT Room is an Innovation Hub for children to discover interests, ideate challenges they care to solve, get messy and bring their ideas into reality.

  • Company Goal:
  • The goal is for kids to be ready to face the fast paced ever changing future of work and ultimately create the world they want to live in.

Research Goal & Questions

Find out how much parents (adults) should be involved in children's creative process.

  • Do adults take part in children's creative process at all? If so, in what way?
  • Do children seek help from adults during their creative process?
  • Do children prefer working with adults or other children?

Problem Solving Steps
  1. Visit the Giant room
  2. Discover the research space of parents/adults involvement
    in children's creative process
  3. Interview with instructor, parents and children
  4. Explore the possibilities
  5. Discuss the opportunities
  6. Suggestions & Solutions
User Analysis
User Persona

After interviewing users, our team created user persona for a teacher, a parent, and a student

User Journey

We created a journey map for each personas, from the start to end of the class.

Synthesis Summary
There is a preference on not intervening in children's creative process

Both parent and instructor prefer not to interfere children or do the big parts for them when they are creating their own project. Parents who come to giant room respect children's freedom and will to create on their own. They believe that the best they will provide is guidance and suggestions.

Children want to do what they like to do

Children like working by themselves. They are willing to use various technology-based resources provided by Giant Room to express their ideas. They often have their own preferences of what the end result should look like and they would like to achieve that goal themselves. Occasionally, they ask help when running into technical problems.

Children's learning/creative process is largely influenced by parents without apparent interference

Even though parents try to respect children's own process of creative activity, their influence is still present and might drive children to focus on certain things without realizing. The factor that might come into play includes: parents' background, parent children relationship, parents' devotion in children's education, time spent together, etc.



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