Designing Digital Technologies for Kids
Ubiquitous access to digital media is changing the way young people learn, play, make friends, and connect with their communities. My goal is to create fun and engaging experiences for children that foster learning and creativity. I am passionate about designing and developing playful digital experiences with a focus on user-centered design, early education, and gamification.
DESIGNING MEDIA THAT MATTERS
I design simple and intuitive user interfaces to support and improve people’s lives (preferably those with little hands!). I love bringing creative ideas to life. I put users at the heart of my design process because that’s where I gain the most valuable insights to develop the best solutions.
DESIGNING for impact
I’m the co-founder of Go Go Games Studios, a design studio and research lab that translates evidence-based therapies into award-winning iPad games for children with autism and developmental delays. We pioneer novel uses of technology to help underserved communities.
identifying + designing for real user needs
I have a strong sense of empathy and I am extremely sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. As a design researcher, I put myself in other people's shoes so that I can truly understand their individual needs to make smart and informed design decisions.
making connections + building brands
With deep expertise in marketing and public relations, I work with corporations, start-ups, non-profits and agencies to create brands, launch products/services, handle media relations, and lead strategic partnerships.