Deep Dive: Creating Kid-Friendly Mobile Games
Tuesday, October 1st @ 7:00pm
Microsoft :: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor
The children's mobile gaming market is full of opportunity... and competition. To help you find the best way to stand out in the crowd, Dr. Carla Fisher, an internationally recognized expert in children's game design, will share best practices for kid-friendly mobile games, including usability and interface design, methods and tools for identifying opportunities in the market, eBooks design guidelines, and kid-friendly marketing. Whether you're looking to make your game a little more child-friendly or developing a game specifically for kids, this session will focus on research relevant to developing for mobile apps, but the provided design guidelines will also be generalizable to all design and educational content.
Dr. Carla Engelbrecht Fisheris a game designer with a data obsession and the founder of No Crusts Interactive. Her workblends progressive educational philosophies, innovative game mechanics, and children’s curricular needs to create engaging interactive entertainment. Under her direction, No Crusts designed Williamspurrrrg HD (iPad), Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece and Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover (Nintendo Wii and DS), ccSpark! Sparkdale (web-based point-and-click adventure), and Monster Math: Little Wall-y Ball-y Ball (iPad). She is recognized internationally for her writing and speaking about best practices for children’s games, including for Kids Got Game on Kidscreen.com. She holds a doctorate in instructional technology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master's degree in media studies from the New School University and has, on occasion, been known to twist balloon animals and hats.
Don't pass up this chance to meet a seasoned industry vet in a small, intimate environment.
Seats are limited. Tickets are $20 but will go to $30 week of the event.
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