Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design
How To Create Games Children Love
by Mark Schlichting
Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design is a comprehensive guide that offers magical techniques to create award-winning titles for kids. Learn the best-kept secrets of the masters, from understanding ages and stages and how that applies to design, identifying and using over 20 play patterns, to adding delightful audio, humor, and the magic of surprise. This book offers everything you need to know to create joyful experiences that keep kids coming back again and again for more
With a full color interior, this book has hundreds of photos and cartoons that illustrate the concepts and add humor, insight, and interest.
ISBN-13: 978-0367075255, MSRP $79.95, 412 illustrated color pages, CRC Press, 09/11/2019.
Mark Schlichting is a passionate promoter for play. From the time he was young, Mark loved telling stories, drawing pictures, and wanted to play inside the pages of picture books.
He grew up to become a pioneer of the multimedia industry, an expert in children’s interactive design, and is probably best known as the creator of Brøderbund’s Living Books CD-ROM series. He has created and consulted on many award winning designs, from children’s storybooks to interactive apps.
In 2000 Mark founded NoodleWorks Interactive, a creative consulting and production company specializing in innovative design for children. In November 2011, NoodleWorks released its’ first iPad app, a word toy called Noodle Words. His own multilingual storybook, Harry and The Haunted House, was re-released as a Wanderful interactive storybook app in October of 2012, and the print version was re-released in October of 2015.