Kano partnered with Kurdistan Save The Children and World Learning to visit the Arbat Refugee Camp, where Syrian refugees kids are learning about code, creativity and English in a 12-week program, giving them a positive outlook despite the harsh geopolitical context of the region.
As a young man, Andrew Kuster suffered a tragic injury, an accidental gunshot wound left him partially paralyzed. But Kuster didn’t let that get in the way of living a full life. He began learning how to operate drones and got his commercial license from the FAA. These days he runs Tri County Drone LLC in his native Missouri. He photographs real estate, inspects power lines, and captures Motocross highlights. He is teaching his daughter how to fly and hopes she’ll join him in the business someday.
World Usability Day is a one-day, global celebration that brings together design professionals, developers and product creators to humanize products and advocate for making them easier to use. This year, Google is celebrating with an extra emphasis on Digital Wellbeing.
A UK charity has announced one of the world’s first ‘VR for good’ film competitions with a significant cash prize. LOROS Hospice cares for over 2,500 terminally ill patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (UK) each year and has been working with critically acclaimed VR studio CATS are not PEAS to develop its use of immersive VR with its patients and their families.
Change The Game is Google Play’s program to empower women in the gaming industry. Earlier this year, we challenged teens to submit their mobile game ideas for our first ever Change The Game Design Challenge. We selected five finalists and brought the games to life. Today, we’re thrilled to release these games and the stories behind them.