Ricarose Roque

Ricarose Roque

Ricarose Roque

Ricarose designs tools and experiences that enable people, especially youth, to create and share things that contribute to their lives and enrich their communities. She is a PhD student with the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

Ricarose’s current project Family Creative Learning involves collaborating with community centers to design workshops for children and their families to learn and design together. These workshops aim to strengthen the social support and expertise of families who have limited access to resources and experiences around computing. She also studies creative collaboration in online learning communities for kids, in particular the Scratch online community.

While in the Tinkering Studio, Ricarose worked with us toward incorporating Scratch programming into Chain Reaction contraptions on the floor, and experimented with various ways of bringing Scratch programming on the floor for the public.