February 26-28, 2014
Montreal, Canada

Designing Apps for Little Fingers

Young children can seem to “get” touch devices right away. But there are special considerations to make when designing for young kids, to maximize their engagement and minimize their frustration.

We'll discuss using characters, audio and visual indicators, and inactivity timeouts; as well as which gestures are intuitive for small fingers, how the way children hold tablets affects UI, and what content to include for parents and how.

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Kathryn Rotondo

Kathryn Rotondo is a seasoned interactive developer. She honed her craft at a large interactive agency (Schematic) and a small startup (litl), has taught in RISD's Continuing Education department, spoken internationally (Flash on the Beach, Multi-Mania), and co-written a book (Adobe AIR in Action). Her numerous awards include, most recently, first place in the Berlin Geekettes Hackathon.

When not writing code, she plays guitar and designs type.

http://kathrynrotondo.com
@krotondo

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