John Ferrara on The NBSP Show

The NBSP Show

This episode features John Ferrara (@PlayfulDesign) and is hosted by Christopher Schmitt and Dave McFarland.

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John Ferrara


John has worked as a user experience practitioner since 1999 and began designing video games in 2001.

His nutrition education game Fitter Critters was a top prizewinner in the 2010 Apps for Healthy Kids contest sponsored by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, and it is currently being tested in public elementary schools.

John is the author of “Playful Design: Creating Game Experiences in Everyday Interfaces”


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.