Kathleen (Kathy) S. Wilson

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  • New York City, New York, United States of America


  • SIGGRAPH 1991

    Kathleen S. Wilson is a media designer. She is currently the Multimedia Director at Bank Street College’s Center for Children and Technology where she has worked for the past six years designing, producing, and researching interactive multimedia applications. These include the “Palenque” digital video interactive prototype for children, which began as a collaborative project with GE/RCA’s David Sarnoff Research Center (1985-1987) and is currently under development at Bank Street as a museum product (1990-1991); “The First Voyage of the Mimi” interactive videodisc prototype with funding from Sony (1985), and a hypercard-based interactive “Design Scrapbook” with funding from Apple Computer (1987). From 1988-1990 she was the consulting Director of Design and Production at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for the Museum Education Consortium, where she designed and produced an interactive multimedia prototype about Impressionism for art museum visitors. She has taught media design classes at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Columbia’s Teacher College. In addition, since 1980 she has been an industry consultant for the research and design of educational and entertainment products with a number of firms, including Digital Equipment Corporation, WGBH- TV/Boston, Atari Corporate Research, Northern Telecom, Interactive Training Systems, and WECB-Madison. Before getting involved with interactive media, she was a diagnostic resource teacher, working with learning disabled children for five years. Her undergraduate degree is in Art and she has a doctorate from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology.  

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