Famous #1L torts case cartoon: Petition of Kinsman Transit

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Torts famous case drawing - Petition of Kinsman Transit

An old case, but a famous one — this one from an icy Buffalo river, where a boat broke loose, caused havoc, and resulted in a classic Torts case that every first year law student in America has to study. It is Petition of Kinsman Transit! A law cartoon I drew to try to make sense of the rather convoluted … Read More

Law School of Cats

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Law School of Cats

Okay, this one is not anything that is going to teach you legal knowledge. But! It is one of my 1L side-of-the-notebook sketches that I then superimposed on my *actual* law school classroom. Reimagining all my civ pro classmates as cats hard at work in the trudge of a law class. In honor of all the upcoming 1L classes that … Read More

User-centered design to create new law games

MargaretDesign Process, Game Design Resources

I attended a Stanford d.school workshop, sponsored by GameDesk, on creating new kinds of games. First we learned how young people today learn, absorb information, and use games to do so. Then we workshopped and brainstormed what kinds of new games we could create to teach young people complex information, like law and civics.   

Fresh designs for Law Dojo: tell us what you think

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Our Law Dojo team has been hard at work creating a totally new version of the app, that’s easier to use, with cleaner design and more features. Here are some of the new designs for you to check out — and download a first new release of this updated app on Android! What do you think about our new colors, … Read More

New Game Interfaces

MargaretConcepts & Plans, Design Process

I am playing around with some beautiful new color & sharp interfaces, to go along with my cartoon characters. Here are some glimpses. I love the mix of clean & bright with hand-drawn characters!

Law Memes

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I have been playing around with Learned Hand pictures — eyebrows, growls, and more eyebrows — and would love to see the Internet take on a Learned Hand meme. [space] Anyone else want to try?  Generate one here! I will post others’ submissions on this thread.  Ones that make me laugh will win free apps!

Law Dojo Sketchbook Mashup

MargaretConcepts & Plans, Design Process, Law Drawings

For my latest release, I have become my own one-woman image-factory.  Here is a collage of all the images I’ve been producing on my iPad and computer in the run up to the new releases of April & May.  Lots of red and gold — my palate is clear 😀

Educational Law Game for privacy: Anti-Phishing Phil

MargaretDesign Process, Game Design Resources

Steve Sheng & others at Carnegie Mellon published a paper back in 2007 describing their work to design an educational game, Anti-Phishing Phil.  It sums up some basic principles of how to put together a game that will teach its players some values, principles, and content. Reflection principle. Reflection is the process by which learners are made to stop and … Read More

Review Questions Interface for law study game

MargaretConcepts & Plans, Design Process

I am finally figuring out how to code the ‘review questions’ feature for the quiz — letting the user take a moment after finishing a round of the game to look over the questions she’s gotten right & wrong. But how to design this interface? I sketched it and started to lay it out in GameSalad….

Updated Law School Dojo!

MargaretDesign Process

I have finally gotten around to making lots of little Interface changes to my basic Law Dojo app. I spent the past two weeks showing the app to anyone who would let me — and I heard back a few pieces of user wisdom: – de-complicate the instructions, users will have game instincts, and don’t need a lot of instructions … Read More