Ariam Mogos is a futurist fellow in the Stanford d.school K12 Lab, where she designs prototypes with K-12 educators around how to engage, evaluate, and create with emerging technologies, grounded in ethics and digital agency. She is currently working on a set of play-based analog resources focused on machine learning, blockchain, brain computer interface tech and IOT.
A constructivist educator passionate about computing, Ariam has worked at the intersection of education, technology, equity and play in the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe. Prior to the d.school, she was the Learning Lead for UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, designing global learning platforms, programs, and models for UNICEF’s 190 country offices. Ariam has also worked on education technology initiatives with the World Bank, LEGO Foundation, the Kenyan government, the U. S. Department of State and Global Kids. She especially enjoys working with young makers and facilitates creative learning experiences in local libraries and recreation centers.
If not all of us really understand what technology can do because we don't have access to it, that's a problem we need to design around. So that means making sure that concepts are are accessible and understandable for everyone. So I think, again, that means centering people and their understanding. I think that's really really important.
K12 Lab Futurist Fellow
Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford