Creating Passionate Citizens

Empowering Citizens
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Blogger, author, and trainer Kathy Sierra has electrified the technology community with her insights about how application developers can use “brain friendly” techniques to create passionate users of their software. Now she turns her insights to the question of how government agencies seeking to engage the public can design programs that create passionate citizens.

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Kathy Sierra


Kathy Sierra worked as a game programmer, interaction designer, and learning specialist (Sun Microsystems, UCLA Extension) before creating the best-selling Head First series for O’Reilly. She was the original creator of one of the largest software developer communities,

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