Interactive Project Manager

Backpack Interactive, a mission-driven, EdTech-focused UX/Design agency in DUMBO seeks an experienced, and highly-organized Project Manager to join our small but mighty team. You are an excellent communicator who can oversee all facets of our interactive projects, while seamlessly managing budgets, time tables, and deliverables for multiple projects at once. You can communicate effectively and […]

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March 3, 2019

Interactive Project Manager

Backpack Interactive, a mission-driven, EdTech-focused UX/Design agency in DUMBO seeks an experienced, and highly-organized Project Manager to join our small but mighty team. You are an excellent communicator who can oversee all facets of our interactive projects, while seamlessly managing budgets, time tables, and deliverables for multiple projects at once. You can communicate effectively and […]

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January 1, 2019

Panel: From Spark to Sprints

On January 24th, I had the privilege of moderating a panel to discuss what inspires a really exceptional edTech product. Megan Artin and Adam Young joined me to discuss everything from the broad conceptual purposes of educational technology (The Spark) to the nuts and bolts of how to manage large, enterprise product development (The Sprints). […]

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August 8, 2018

LINK App for Learning Ally Gets Top Rating

EdTech Round Up, the industry’s premier source for educational technology news & reviews, honored the audio reading app we designed for Learning Ally with their top grade: 5 apples, “Outstanding”. Reviewer Michael Karlin made special mention of our design for the app’s interface and highlighted key UX features, writing: The overall design of Learning Ally’s mobile reading app is centered […]

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July 7, 2018

Personalized Digital Rewards Are the Future of EdTech

“I’m missing basketball,” a student called out, interrupting our demonstration. I was with my design team at the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County in Jersey City, N.J., piloting a web-based learning program called My.Future. Designed to bolster the beloved national organization’s after-school offerings in STEM and career-readiness, My.Future helps Boys & Girls Club […]

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April 4, 2018

How Smart UX Design Turbocharges Student Engagement

Because today’s young learners have grown up with devices ingrained in their lives, they are naturally sophisticated consumers of digital product design. Many of them have been immersed in apps and digital games featuring engaging user experience, or UX, since before they could read. To captivate these students, educational technology has to be more than […]

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