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Raquel Sanchez A.

Location:

Madrid

Member since:

March 5, 2013

What is your background with App or software development?

So far, we have developed five iOS apps: - D. Bones, released on December 2011, which is now featured on the US and Canada Education Middle School Zone. - Green Up and Green Up Lite, released on June 2012. - Water Cycles, released on December 2012. We have also developed Time to Play, a simple app that helps children take turns with devices so everyone gets their fair share of playtime.

What is your background with designing for children?

From 1995 to 2008 I worked for several Microsoft partners on designing and producing the Spanish version of the Encarta encyclopedia, a reference tool designed specifically for students. During those 13 years I held different positions at the Encarta production team: Editor (from 1995 to 2001), Media Editor (from 2001 to 2008), and Editorial Lead (from 2003 to 2008). As Editorial Lead, I managed a multidisciplinary team of editors, engineers, and free-lance authors and artists from several countries. During that years, we designed an produced from scratch a small encyclopedia called Mi Primera Encarta, devoted to kinds from 6 to 12 years old. It was plenty of articles, images, sounds, an multimedia elements that covered K-12 curriculum, all of them made specifically for that range of age.

Introduction

My name is Raquel. I’m designer, editor, and mom of two kids aged 4 and 8 years. I’m also the founder of isygames, a startup that creates apps to learn by playing. Our goal is to create a range of learning objects aimed at children aged from 5 to 12.


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