XFinity UX – Too Many Clicks

At home I have the new Xfinity cable/DVR boxes. They just updated their User Interface. One of the things they did, which I felt was Read More →

Back in My Day, Games were Hard

Gregg Collins recently posted about How Games Drive Learning. He also linked to “Does Easy Do It? Children, Games, and Learning,” an article by Seymour Read More →

Real Time 3D Training

We’ve been building simulations since our research lab days (at the Institute for the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University). We’ve used a slew of different Read More →

Learning Like Worms

Among the more productive developments in modern intellectual history is a general loosening of Homo sapiens’ claims to specialness. Let’s grant that humans are special Read More →

Google Story Builder

I know I’m late to the party on this, but Google recently released Story Builder, a simple web app that lets you create a simulation Read More →

Seymour Papert on games in education

Seymour Papert cofounded the MIT media lab and was a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, but his lifelong interest has been on education, and especially Read More →