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learning + technology + design… and other musings

Go Go Games is now available on the iTunes Store!

Joy | October 9, 2012

Today’s the day we’ve been anxiously waiting for! Alexis Hiniker, Heidi Williamson, and I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Go Go Games is now available for download on the iTunes Store!!!
If you haven’t been following my previous blog posts, Go Go Games is a suite of games on the iPad that helps preschool [...]

Toontastic Documentary
Storytelling for Kids on the iPad

Joy | December 8, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Russell and Thushan Amarasiriwardena, the co-creators of Toontastic. Toontastic is a brand new creative learning tool, which blends digital puppetry with storytelling to encourage creativity through play. With Toontastic, kids (ages 5+) can easily produce cartoons on a portable touchscreen device, enabling them to create original ideas [...]

Is “Curated Computing” like Curating Pieces at a Museum?

Joy | May 31, 2010

Forrester Research Analyst, Sarah Rotman Epps, recently introduced a concept referred to as “Curated Computing”:

A mode of computing where choice is constrained to deliver less complex, more relevant experiences.

What struck me about this description is the notion of “choice” being constrained. In an age where we seem to have endless possibilities, why would we want [...]