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Carla Engelbrecht Fisher's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, Ed.D. is a game designer with a research obsession and the founder of No Crusts Interactive, a children’s game design firm that focuses on creating educational and developmentally appropriate interactive experiences. Having spent nearly fifteen years making children’s digital goods, she’s designed, produced, researched, and consulted on a wide variety of commercial and educational products, from Web to mobile to gaming consoles. Prior to starting No Crusts Interactive, she worked for Sesame Workshop, PBS KIDS, and Highlights for Children. Dr. Fisher speaks internationally about developing children’s games at industry and academic events and is the co-author of the Kidscreen blog Kids Got Game. She holds a doctorate in instructional technology from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she studied technology and its relationship with human cognition and development, particularly as it applies to children and games. Additionally, Dr. Fisher holds a master's degree in media studies from the New School University and has, on occasion, been known to twist balloon animals and hats.

 

Expert Blogs

A mobile app apocalypse is upon us. Thousands have been flocking to create apps, but it’s a hostile climate with steep competition, low prices and limited distribution channels. How does one survive?


Game devs currently have a free opportunity to promote their game in a kooky experiment that's getting good eyeballs. What are you waiting for? Why haven't you promoted your game yet?


Dr. Carla Fisher shares the journey of her indie game Stride & Prejudice from launch to the 14th spot in the Apple Education category in less than 24 hours… without being featured on Apple’s homepage or using a PR agency.


Posted by Carla Engelbrecht Fisher on Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:45:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet
A review of the free to play business model and the various ethical questions using the model with children.


Posted by Carla Engelbrecht Fisher on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:47:00 EST in Design, Smartphone/Tablet
Before entering any market, it’s important to figure out who else is out there and what they’re doing. Here's four sources we use to triangulate trends and figure out what our competitors are up to!


Posted by Carla Engelbrecht Fisher on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:24:00 EST in
Whether it’s in-app purchases, data management, or now, file size, I have some strong feelings about why you should care about these issues and I also have some strategies for how to address them.