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Mark S.


Alameda, CA

Member since:

November 27, 2011

What is your background with App or software development?

I have been creating children's content for over 25 years. I created the award winning and best selling Living Books series of CD-ROM (among many other titles) and started NoodleWorks Interactive in 2000. Last year (2012) our app Noodle Words -Actions ( won the KAPi Award for Best Educational Product of the Year, the Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice, and the Parent's Choice Gold Award among others.

What is your background with designing for children?

I am currently just completing a book on design called: Understanding Kids- Designing Great Interactive Media for Children. As well as creating content and consulting I lecture widely on design issues and how to make interactive magic. I was the first to bring Dr. Seuss, Marc Brown's Arthur, The Berenstain Bears, Mercer Meyer's Little Critter and other children's books into the digital world. I have also worked with Highlights for Children, Ranger Rick, Weekly Reader, Sport Illustrated for Children, Zillions, Henson & Disney's - Bear and The Big Blue House, and other well known children's properties. I have consulted with or lectured at: Leap Frog, Fisher/Price, Pearson Education Online, Stanford Professional Publishing Courses, The Smithsonian, Game Developers Conference, Dust or Magic Children's Design Institute, the Game Design Conference, CES, American Library Association, American Reading Association and many more.


I am the CEO of NoodleWorks Interactive, a children's interactive design group. We design, create and consult on producing award winning children's products.

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Doing great work to the benefit of everyone. Thank you.

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