Guidelines for Successful Mobile Interactive Apps for Children

A session at GDC Game Developers Conference 2012

  • Carla Fisher

Monday 5th March, 2012

3:00pm to 4:00pm (PST)

With the majority of kids apps hitting the smartphone and tablet market in the form of interactive eBooks with embedded games, developers must have more than great characters and stunning art to set their products apart. In this session, we'll review the key research and design principles behind developing interactive children's eBooks. Topics covered include literacy development milestones, eBook and mobile game usability guidelines, and best practices for crafting kid-friendly narratives. The design guidelines will be illustrated using exemplary eBooks that are currently on the market.

TAKEAWAY: Participants will take away guidelines specific to children's interactive eBook and game design, including developmental milestones relevant to games and instructional methods for literacy. Additionally, participants will be provided with a list of recommended resources, including books and research articles.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Carla Fisher

Next session in 123

4:30pm Creating Location Based GPS Entertainment in a Kyoto Start-Up by Akinori Nakamura and Tonooka Yasunori

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Tell your friends!


Time 3:00pm4:00pm PST

Date Mon 5th March 2012


123, Moscone Center

Short URL


View the schedule


See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session