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Mayra Aixa Villar

Articles by Mayra Aixa Villar

Multi-device Development: Adobe Edge Animate  May 19, 2014

Developers often have no way to know about the environment where users will display their content. “How can I optimize my content for the various devices that access it?” has been difficult to answer. In this article, Mayra Villar explores features of Adobe Edge Animate that allow for flexibility, portability, and continuity of content regardless of the information-access environment.

Designing Mobile-enabled Game-based Experiences  December 16, 2013

Mobile users, as a group, display three different mindsets; game designers need to be aware of these mindsets and to cater to them. Fortunately, there are best practices to help you do this. Here are some considerations that can guide you through the process of creating mobile-enabled games.

On Social and Mobile Learning Architectures  September 30, 2013

Long-standing ways of teaching and learning are challenged by more dynamic and collaborative ways of finding and exchanging context-relevant information. We need to start thinking beyond the traditional courses and educational environments. How can designers leverage social interactions and uniquely mobile experiences to better support learning? Here are some ideas from around the world.

Game Architecture: Delivering Meaningful Learning Experiences  January 14, 2013

Recent research challenges the assumption that games are not an appropriate channel for learning. By focusing on delivering the necessary experience, designers can produce meaningful, engaging eLearning as games. Here are guidelines to effective mechanics, story, aesthetics, and technology selection that support contextualized practice, invitation to action, and self-assessment of decisions.

Designing mLearning UIs with Blueprint  November 12, 2012

One of the challenges in mobile learning application development is breaking away from the default interfaces that we have used for years in desktop eLearning. Prototyping tools can assist designers in figuring out what really works on a mobile device. Read in this article about one such tool and the way the author uses it!