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Hi, I’m Radhika! I am a designer, with a special interest in games and learning.

Most recently, I worked on the Mozilla Open Badges initiative where I helped define and visualize new ways to represent badge system design approaches. I designed BadgeDeck, an introductory badge system design toolkit including 25 … Read More
Hi, I’m Radhika! I am a designer, with a special interest in games and learning.

Most recently, I worked on the Mozilla Open Badges initiative where I helped define and visualize new ways to represent badge system design approaches. I designed BadgeDeck, an introductory badge system design toolkit including 25 core element cards and game-like activities.

Previously, at Institute of Play I collaborated with educators in leading the design of game-based curricula to create meaningful learning experiences for 6th graders of the innovative public school Quest to Learn. My work such as Trouble in Troggleton and Cityhop featured in the New York Times, NPR and PBS- Frontline. I was a core team member that developed and wrote the Gamestar Mechanic Learning Guide, a game design curricular resource. I also created the initial websites for both Institute of Play and Quest to Learn.

Prior to this, I was responsible for co-leading the Playing for Keeps after school program at Global Kids guiding youth through the design of games based on social issues. At Scholastic, I designed the UI/UX of an interactive online tool for high school students to explore STEM careers.

I am a graduate of the MFA Design & Technology program at Parsons The New School for Design where I focused on exploring games as a medium for learning while combining the use of old and new media to create fun, engaging experiences. My game Panchatantra, designed to educate kids on the ancient tales of wisdom from India, was exhibited at the Parsons MFA thesis show and the Games for Change Expo in 2006. My past experience in design and development of interactive online media coupled with a growing interest in games and learning got me involved with youth related projects at Scholastic, Global Kids, Institute of Play and Mozilla.

Currently, I wear my mommy hat and enjoy my adventures in parenting two awesome kids who inspire and amaze me everyday. Read Less
  • Badge System Designer
    Mozilla Foundation
  • Game and Curriculum Designer
    Institute Of Play
  • Game and Curriculum Designer
    Global Kids
  • Associate Producer
    Scholastic
  • Bootcamp Faculty
    Parsons The New School For Design
  • Associate Creative Executive
    Mediaturf Worldwide
  • Senior Web Designer
    Bidorbuy India
  • Faculty and Web Designer
    The Workstation
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