Karina is the CEO and founder of @ABCKit, a startup developing apps for kids, and myABCKit, a play-based learning tool for kids with engaging literacy exercises that enable kids to learn what they like most in an easy way.
Karina has been working in digital design for almost 18 years, specializing in concept development, interaction design, information architecture, usability and user research. Over the years, Karina has designed products and services for desktop and mobile, for startups developing products for kids, big institutions and mostly, educational companies. In her spare time she woks as Design/UX expert at Google Developers and as Sprint Master at Google Venture.
Karina is especially interested in changing the way children learn at school, and is currently developing a new educational product that encourages kids 'how' to think...not 'what' to think.
Anna is the CPO at myABCKit. She is developing the UX and UI of the product with a user-centered-design approach.
Anna also participates in the development of other digital products for kids, focusing on the conceptualization, information architecture, usability, user research and interaction design.
She is most interested in understanding deeply the behaviour of kids to offer them a personalized learning experience.
Workshop: Designing digital products for kids
The workshop is for designers, developers, product owners, CEOs and researchers who are in the process of defining, creating and developing digital products or services for children aged 3-12 years old.
During the workshop we will cover a broad range of practices we can adopt when designing for kids, including cognitive principles, establishing a proper framework when designing for specific ages, and the dynamics of gamification and rewards.
We'll go through specific design techniques, tools and research approaches that will enable you to successfully create products for kids.
During the workshop we will work in teams on a specific product for kids, puting into practice the principles, insights and patterns we have discussed.