Hello there, I’m Carla Casilli. Welcome to my blog about badge system design, Open Badges, Web Literacy Standard, Mozilla badges, and learning. I’m Mozilla’s Director of Badge System Design + Implementation. I work on developing badge systems—and helping other folks develop them, communicating experiences about badges and badge systems, and investigating where badge systems might lead. I’m interested in understanding their potential, their audiences, their influences and their data.
If you haven’t gone to http://openbadges.org, read a little, and possibly earned your first badge, most likely you’ll be a bit befuddled by what I’m talking about on this blog. So, check out the open badges site, do some badge thinking, imagining and (l)earning, and then come back here (regularly) to share your thoughts.
A little bit more about me: I have an undergrad degree in Graphic Design and Professional Writing from Carnegie-Mellon University (where I learned to code) and a grad degree in Media Psychology and Social Change from Fielding University. I’ve worked as an information designer, as a writer, as a UX consultant, as a manager, as a creative director and I’ve owned my own business and everything that goes along with that. That said, I believe that learning is lifelong and some of our most influential learning experiences take place in unexpected places and in informal ways.
Right now I’m focused on developing an overarching Mozilla badge system, focusing on its relationship to systems design, reviewing best practices, and investigating analogous research in areas like social reward systems. I welcome your thoughts.