Code Kit Process

August 15th, 2017

The Code Kit was by far the biggest undertaking I've ever done as a designer. Over the course of my one year on the project, by the numbers the team completed (estimated): 200+ invention ideas 100+ code block ideas 60 collateral prototypes 60 pages of storyboards 45 user testing sessions 10 photo or video shoots 4 iterations ... read more

Lessons from the Educator Advisor Comittee

August 1st, 2017

In the development of the littleBits Code Kit, Chloe Varelidi created an amazing community of educators that were passionate about the Code Kit. I learned so much from the experience that I thought it deserved a blog post of its own. The Educator Advisory Committee was composed of a very ... read more

Reflections on Papert

July 31st, 2017

When Seymour Papert passed away last year, it really inspired me to learn more about his work and the impact it has had on my work. In reading through Mindstorms, and listening in on Thinking about Thinking about Seymour a few things came to mind and I just want to ... read more

Montessori, Reggio, Anji

July 31st, 2017

I wanted to make some thoughtspace to talk about these very important influences of my work and how they differ from each other. These are just my personal interpretations of them and shouldn't be used in isolation to draw conclusions about any of the models :) Montessori education is all about ... read more

Make User Testing Fun

June 1st, 2017

In 2016 I did contract product design for a startup in San Francisco called Supply. One of tests we were doing was to see how much people would be willing to pay for a consumer product. I got the feeling in the user testing sessions (and the data supports this) that ... read more