Jon Howard

Jon Howard


Jon is the Executive Product Manager for Future Development for CBBC & CBeebies.

In this role he works closely with Interactive/TV producers, User Experience experts, the renowned BBC Research and Development department and many of the world's best digital agencies to set strategy for the games portfolio on UK's most successful children's websites.

Jon had a key role in the massively successful CBeebies Playtime app and over the years has designed, developed and lead on hugely successful games for major UK and international kid's brands - including Scooby Doo , Tree Fu Tom, Rastamouse, Shaun the Sheep, Charlie & Lola, Dick & Dom, Horrible Histories, Sarah Jane Adventures, Scorpion Island, and many more.

Jon takes a keen interest in creativity, innovation, and technology advancements - is a creative coder, a prolific game maker, and an enthusiastic mathematician/statistician with a great passion for BBC Children's, digital media and interactive experiences.


Box of delights: Fun for all the family

A highly productive year making games for kids at CBBC and CBeebies has delivered amazing projects, awards and gameplay stats that have shot off the chart.
This session is a tour through some of these innovative experiences.
Code will be explored, game design decisions investigated, statistics analysed, workflow followed and user testing methods unveiled.
A focus on both desktop and mobile web, Flash and HTML5.
There will be fun, there will be games.

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