The Future Astronaut Program
Who did you make this for?
Our user audience was primarily kindergarten and preschool teachers for using the program. Secondary audiences included key stakeholders and decision makers in kindergarten chains, and parents.
The decision to make a print version rested a lot on our primary audience, as research showed that the majority of kindergarten teachers globally, not only don’t use devices in the classroom, but in some cases are prohibited from doing so. It was also important in the digital version to have options of downloading and printing out the lesson, as well as just the worksheets, which could be printed out and distributed among the kids.
What sort of team did you have?
Worked with CEO Sanna Lukander, to produce a format for the program, as she has years of experience in the publishing industry.
The pedagogy team produced the content, comprising of Head of Pedagogy, Saara Viteli, using Sanna as a support educator and some content specialists.
Graphic Design and Layout was done by the Art department, headed by AD Lorena Vazquez. I also offered help in that department regarding quality control and produced a couple of images for the final layout.
The proofreading, editing and digitisation was done myself, as well as creating trackable links to be able to know what sort of engagement we were getting with each section of the lessons. Also sourced a pedagogical translator and managed the translation of the program into Finnish.
What equipment did you use?
Mostly Microsoft Word for proofreading and editing. Some photo editing in Adobe Photoshop. Also referred to Strunk and White for some style choices.