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16 to 18 May 2012
Lisbon, Portugal
Debra Gelman
Deb Gelman has been involved with kids and media since 1993. After earning bachelors' degrees in visual media and psychology from American University in Washington, DC, Deb worked in children's television, creating educational programming for elementary-school kids. She moved into interactive media in the late 90s, studying information design and technology at Georgia Tech. Her masters' thesis, and subsequent work, focused on using virtual worlds to teach kids about environmental science.

Since that time, Deb has been designing kids' websites and software for companies including Crayola, PBS Sprout, Scholastic, The Campbell's Soup Company, ING Direct and Comcast. Deb currently works as UX Studio Manager at Comcast Interactive Media in Philadelphia, PA. She is the author of Design for Kids: A Framework for Digital Experiences to be published by Rosenfeld Media in 2012.

Debra Gelman


Designing for Children


In this fun, interactive workshop, you'll learn the basics of designing for kids through hands-on activities, projects and collaborative activities. You will learn techniques for research and testing with kids as well as specific strategies for designing for kids of different ages. Finally, you'll learn how to apply these strategies and techniques to adult audiences as well.

The workshop will include:

Working alone or in groups, participants will pick an age group and topic and will create a plan and some sketches for a kids' app. Participants will share their ideas with the group.

Wednesday, 16 May @ 9:00-12:30
180 minutes + 30 minute break @ 10:30-11:00
Room 1

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