Cláudia Silva joined one of the INDCOR Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) in Sweden at the University of Skövde, where she worked on her proposal “CoMap: Re-Mapping and Re-playing Postcolonial Histories with Children”.
Silva, INDCOR member in the Working Group 4, where she is also Vice Chair, arrived in Skövde August 27. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic and the recommendations to work from home, she was able to work from her office every week day at the University of Skövde, in the Department of Informatics. She met several professors and Ph.D. students.
In this context, Prof. Lars Vipsjö invited her to lecture about her research in his Master level course “Digital Narration and Game Development.” She delivered a talk about participatory design and her research involving children in the creation a socio-technical system that may help them to achieve independent mobility, but also learn about the city, possibly through locative storytelling and gamification.
As Silva underlined, she got three main results with this research stay: “I expanded my international networks by meeting new peers and strengthening older connections in Sweden but also in Latvia; gained further experience providing a guest lecture in Sweden, a unique work environment with a distinct pedagogical culture; and also I gathered new research ideas for a workshop and potentially also to a grant proposal”.