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Interface Design for Learning
In offices, colleges, and living rooms across the globe, learners of all ages are logging into virtual laboratories, online classrooms, and 3D worlds. Kids from kindergarten to high school are honing math and literacy skills on their phones and iPads. If that weren’t enough, people worldwide are aggregating internet services (from social networks to media content) to learn from each other in “Personal Learning Environments.” Strange as it sounds, the future of education is now as much in the hands of digital designers and programmers as it is in the hands of teachers.
Dorian Peters has specialized in user experience design for learning for over a decade. She directs online strategy for the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney and is a member of the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition. She has designed for Carnegie Mellon, Cambridge University, Westpac Bank, ABC, and Sony Music. She is a founder of the eLearning Network of Australasia, and a member of the eLearning Guild and the User Experience Professionals Association. Her other book, Positive Computing, looks at design for wellbeing and will be released by MIT Press (2014). She writes regular articles for conferences and trade publications like UX Magazine, UX Matters, ACM Interactions, and A List Apart. www.InterfaceDesignforLearning.com