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Saturday, March 12 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Designing Stuff Kids Will Use and Love

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PBS KIDS has been designing non-commercial websites and interactive games for kids for over 10 years. Making an interactive product that appeals, engages and is usable by a child is not as simple as using Comic Sans and replacing an “S” with a “Z”. Children's abilities change rapidly and producers need to ensure that products are developmentally accessible. This session will focus on designing for two audiences: pre-readers (3-5) and readers (6-8), through case-studies revealing how and why design choices were made based on experience, user testing and informed guesses.

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Chris Bishop

Creative DirPBS KIDS DigitalChris Bishop is the Creative Director of PBS KIDS Digital, where he has designed websites, apps & games for kids since 2000. Most recently, Chris created the concept for the new PBS KIDS brand which launched online & on-air in 2013. He is from Syracuse... Read More →
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Silvia Lovato

Dir PBS KIDS GO! InteractivePBSSilvia Lovato manages the PBS KIDS GO! Web site, PBS’s Web destination for elementary school kids. She's been at PBS since 2000, working with media producers on interactive, educational content for children. Silvia started her career in online news... Read More →
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Rick Pinchera

Sr Interactive DesignerWGBH Educational FoundationRick Pinchera is a Senior Interactive Designer at WGBH in Boston. He has over 11 years of experience creating new media for many of PBS Kids' premiere shows, such as Curious George, Martha Speaks and Arthur. With a skill set that includes... Read More →
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Dan Willis

Dir of Mobile Experience DesignMarriott

Saturday March 12, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am CST
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B

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