Welcome to the DevTech Research Group!
The Developmental Technologies Research Group, directed by Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University, aims to understand how new technologies can play a positive role in children's development and learning. Our research involves three dimensions: theoretical contributions, design of new technologies and empirical work with populations to test and evaluate the theory and the technologies. Developmental technologies are computational tools and technologically-rich interventions purposefully designed and used with the goal of supporting young people in their developmental quest.
The KIBO robot, based on the KIWI Prototype, is now commercially available through Kinderlab Robotics. Kinderlab just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign and would like to thank all contributors for their support!
DevTech is affiliated with the concentration of studies in New Technologies and Human Development at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development.
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Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground, by Marina Umaschi Bers