The C-PIECE Study Research

Explore Research findings from the C-PIECE Study

The C-PIECE Study,  A study of collaborative practices at interactive engineering challenge exhibits, was the first of two research studies in the the DOT research program.

In this study we explored engineering practices used by families engaging with design challenge exhibits, guided by one overarching question:

What can we better understand about fostering engineering design practices associated with more informed levels of engineering proficiencies by improving engineering design challenge exhibits and facilitation for families?”

While the research did not proceed linearly — it involved reflecting, revising, and working on multiple aspects of the project simultaneously — it roughly followed this process:

The C-PIECE Study Research Process