spARk is an augmented reality STEM learning experience that encourages learning systems through hands-on explorations. This builds upon similar prior projects like Math Heroes, which uses mental models as a tool for understanding complex abstract phenomena.
Across a period of 3 months, spARk was part of the NYC Media Lab’s first XR Startup Bootcamp and developed through the Lean Startup method, interviewing and testing with 100 stakeholders in all: students, parents, teachers, educational researchers, investors. A sample lesson on photosynthesis was co-developed with a middle school biology teacher, and tested with several students in his class.
It was exhibited at NYVR Expo, presented at Exploring Future Reality 2018 event, and featured on EdSurge.
Created using Vuforia in Unity.