20 Years of Insights from the Front Lines of edTech

For the past 20 years, Backpack Interactive has partnered with museums, universities, publishers, and major design firms to create edTech that engages learners and makes it even easier for educators to do their work. By focusing on the simplicity and accessibility of our clients’ UI, we’ve built products that amplify the efforts of hard-working teachers […]

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    September 3, 2019

    The Power of Simplicity: Making Learning Design for Everyone

    From the sleek, pared-back sensibilities of Apple products to the broad appeal of human-centered design, there’s power in designing digital products with elegance and simplicity. But embracing the goal of simplicity during the product planning process doesn’t mean a product can’t be complex, interesting, or enriching to use, too. Deeply elegant design solutions can also […]

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    September 1, 2019

    UX + UI Designer

    At Backpack Interactive, we believe in the bigger picture. We’re a small but mighty strategy, UX and design studio committed to serving educational technology and non-profit projects that make the world a better place. Our clients demand results, so our employees have to make complex choices quickly. We want you to make big decisions and […]

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    January 29, 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 7, 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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    A good start makes for a great outcome. Our specialized services rely on proven processes and outcomes. When we work together to better understand the problem, the goals, and the users, our engagements are more successful and efficient.

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