Mariana Tamashiro graduated from the University of Sao Paulo with a Bachelor of Science in design. In 2017, she joined MIT Media Lab as a visiting student to work on her undergraduate final thesis, "Design Principles for Creative Learning." With more than seven years working with learning experiences and having worked at Garagem Fab Lab (first independent Fab Lab in Brazil), her work focuses on creating low-cost creative learning kits to support children in making meaningful projects. She is also exploring physical computing and its possibilities with music and dance.
Junnan Yu, Clement Zheng, Mariana Aki Tamashiro, Christopher Gonzalez-millan, and Ricarose Roque. 2020. CodeAttach: Engaging Children in Computational Thinking Through Physical Play Activities. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 453–459. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3374920.3374972 (Sydney, Australia – Feb. 9-12, 2020).
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