Technology needs to be available and systematically implemented for best outcomes in classrooms, whether that’s in person or digitally. SV SIL has pioneered an incubator for new technology developments to be designed, tested, and launched alongside K-12 students. Uniquely, designers have access to students throughout their K-12 education who will test their designs, provide valuable feedback, and disseminate information to the broader community about usability and application of product development.
Though our lab took shape January of 2020, Open Mind has a long history of collaborating with innovators. From the start, we have incubated and piloted ideas from our community.
There is no better demonstration of that than our partnership with the Stanford Design School. Since we opened doors, d.school has sent teams of students to collaborate with our students.
We have a diverse set of ongoing projects: everything from conducting user-experience research with our partners, incubating new programs as well as developing original projects and research.
We are excited to share our current projects that support and include more innovative ideas through student self-advocate voices.