We sat down with Jessie Sattler, a technical artist at Tinybop and the artist behind Space, to ask her some questions about her process, inspirations, and references for designing the app. Some of her inspirations may inspire you, too.
As we dug into all of the incredible ways our planet changes over time for our newest app, The Earth, we became particularly interested in volcanoes. The more we learned, the more we wanted to know. Some of what we uncovered made it into the app and handbook. Here are a few things we (reluctantly!) had to leave out:
As we build apps at Tinybop, we play-test. Observing kids playing with our apps is the only way to tell whether kids will enjoy and learn from them. But we don’t just watch kids play our apps alone. After play-testing, we let kids share the app they’ve tested with their parents. If parents are as engaged with an app as their kids are, that’s a good sign.