Sesame Workshop’s (the home of Sesame Street) Content Innovation Lab + the Joan Ganz Cooney Center are looking for people with coding/prototyping skills to help work on a (super awesomely cool) project that focuses on in-person joint-media engagement and play/game experiences. The timeline is fairly aggressive. You will work closely with a team of experts in children’s media at the company that invented educational television for kids! Android development experience is a major plus. A description of the two labs…The Content Innovation Lab capitalizes on emerging technology to build new kinds of educational experiences for kids. Generally, we look three to five years out and try to anticipate the technology or platforms that will impact preschoolers. Then, we create content for these platforms, so that when the tech is widely adopted, we’re ready with concept, design, and experience. The lab also works across other departments as interactive designers and advocates for using emerging technology and for trying new things. Some of the tech we experimented with include augmented reality, intelligent manipulatives, multiple screens, voice recognition, text recognition, gestural control, tablets, and immersive content experiences optimized for preschoolers. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is an independent research and innovation lab @ Sesame Workshop that focuses on the challenges of educating children in a rapidly changing media landscape. We conduct original research on emerging education technologies and collaborate with educators and media producers to put this research into action.
The Center also aims to inform the national conversation on media and education by working with policymakers and investors. Our core initiatives are: games and learning, literacy, and learning together.