BiographyAmanda Robertson is cofounder and CEO of The Farthest Pixel, an educational media design firm that focuses on design solutions that leverage rich media, games and Internet-based tools that broaden the scope of online learning. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Art + Design in the College of Design at North Carolina State University where she has taught for over ten years. She won the Gertrude Cox Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology for her course design. Her recent interests have focused on Serious Games and the use of simulations and gaming to enhance student learning.
She has worked in the education industry for more than fifteen years, most recently with North Carolina State University as the Assistant Director of Educational Media Development.
She is also a co-founder of a non-profit company, Pittsboro Matters, Inc., that supports a sustainable local community.
Amanda is a graduate of NC State's Masters of Industrial Design program where she studied interface design and multimedia design as a tool to facilitate learning. She also holds a Bachelor's of Graphic Design degree from NC State.
Amanda has exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, and the New Britain Museum of American Art with the EAT Collaborative. She has presented her work at several national conferences, including Educause, National Middle School Association, Museums and the Web, and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, and has published her research on design process and online cross-cultural education systems in the International Journal of Social Education.