Designing Stuff Kids Will Use and Love

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

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 four case-studies revealing how and why design choices were made based on experience, user testing and informed guesses.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Silvia Lovato

kids + interactive + public media bio from Twitter

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Rick Pinchera

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Dan Willis

UX guy thinking deep thoughts, but saying mostly stupid things. bio from Twitter

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Chris Bishop

Robot Propagandist, PBS KIDS Interactive Creative Director bio from Twitter

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35 attendees

  • Jason Hartsell
  • Alessio Gianni
  • Andrea Genevieve
  • Arena Reed
  • Brad Berkner
  • Chris Bishop
  • briancarterKC
  • Bruno Alves Mendonça
  • Carmen
  • Chris Bosco
  • Christopher Cashdollar
  • Cindy Chan
  • Paulien Dresscher
  • Nikki Jeske
  • Dan Gebler
  • cindy vermeulen
  • Mr. Addenbrooke
  • Emilia Blom
  • erwin blom
  • Eric Waite
  • Dave Christensen
  • Jesse Burkunk
  • Joris
  • Luciana Misura
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Reuno
  • Rick Cusick
  • Rick Pinchera
  • R
  • Scott McCaughey
  • scottackerson
  • Silvia Lovato
  • Seth Daulton
  • Troy Foley
  • Dan Willis

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  • Anette Henningson
  • Jacob Ela
  • Carson McDonald
  • changeorder
  • Charlie Park
  • Chuy Hernández
  • Mike Cravey
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  • michael
  • Dan Weingrod
  • emisare
  • Josh Clark
  • Hans van de Bruggen
  • Ella Worth
  • ii, inc.
  • David Friedman
  • James Weiner
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  • Jen Lee Reeves
  • John Keefe
  • Jason Nakai
  • James Bates
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  • Martha McLean
  • nice dream
  • Herman Kuiper
  • Pete Hwang
  • Rachel Mercer
  • Sameer Halai
  • Shelley Cook
  • Suissa Messer
  • Todd Budnikas
  • Tom Spalding
  • Brian Unflat
  • Eamonn Murphy

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom B, Austin Convention Center

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