Build Something Better: The Real Value of a Scalable Discovery Process

If your company has adopted Facebook’s “move fast and break things” approach to product development, you may be used to sidelining user research in favor of learning through failure. In Erika Hall’s Just Enough Research, however, she suggests user research and learning through failure don’t have to be at odds with one another. Instead, you […]

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    March 3, 2020

    Who Are We Making Our Products For? Designing across unique edTech personas.

    There’s plenty you already know about the basic needs and wants of your edTech audience. Teachers want tools that make their jobs easier. Administrators crave products with strong efficacy data. And students want learning tools that engage and delight, as well as instruct. Unlike commercial applications, however, edTech software is not always used by the […]

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    February 2, 2020

    What Are You Selling? UX Solutions for SaaS in edTech

    When it comes to designing software-as-a-service, or SaaS, it can be difficult to decide where your marketing site ends and your product begins. How do you create clear boundaries between the free and paid features for your product through UX and visual design? How do you communicate to your user the value of your SaaS […]

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    February 2, 2020

    Addressing Design Feedback: How to Keep Your Project Moving Forward

    Seeing the visual direction for your edTech product for the first time is nerve-wracking. After all, you have a lot riding on the appeal of your product. And you just invested major time and resources in the development and design process. Hopefully you love what your UX/UI team created as soon as you see it. […]

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    January 1, 2020

    Digital Product Design Lead

    We believe in teamwork, complex projects, and elegant solutions for digital products. How about you? We’re looking for a Design Lead with the drive, passion and ninja design skills to help us make edTech experiences that are just better – one project at a time. About us: Backpack Interactive is a small but mighty creative […]

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