Designing for DIY: Talking through tensions, lessons, and questions to guide innovative learning environments

Conference Paper


  • How do we apply lessons learned from research on do-it-yourself (DIY) media in conscious design of practical learning environments, from classrooms to after-school clubs to websites? From fanfiction writing to video game design, DIY media has provided rich opportunities for learning. Yet while individual sites or particular youth may stand out as success stories, applying principles learned from such research into our own designed educational settings remains a challenge. In this workshop we invited participants to join in productive conversation about “tensions” faced in connecting theory to practice in thinking through design principles for creating educational affinity spaces.
  • Authors

  • Fields, Deborah
  • Grimes, Sara
  • Lammers, Jayne
  • Magnifico, Alecia
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • 2017
  • Published In

    Presented At Event

  • Games+Learning+Society  Conference
  • Start Page

  • 437
  • End Page

  • 440