Team Hubble, Amsha, Christine, and Amy, are one of 12 groups participating in the Verizon Connected Futures Prototyping and Talent Development program in partnership with NYC Media Lab, and Verizon News has done a profile on them and their Hubble project in conjunction with Woman's History Month. Hubble is a mixed reality educational kit that combines an augmented reality experience with physical objects. It aims to make abstract concepts more tangible for elementary students in the classroom, and transform the act of sitting around a globe in a classroom into an interactive and digital experience.
The interview explores the origins of the project, the woman pioneers who have inspired them on the journey, and their future plans for this product.
For their next steps, Team Hubble are looking for educators and children ages 5-9 to help them test out their idea! On Sunday, March 18th from 2:00-4:00 PM they will be hosting a playtest at here at the IxD studio in Chelsea. It will be an open-house format where guests will take turns playing through a three-question digital quiz. The quiz itself will probably take around 10-15 minutes. Pizza and a $40 Visa gift card per family are on offer for your time. RSVP now and help out Team Hubble refine and build the best possible product they can!