Carla Casilli

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Carla
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Casilli
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At Mozilla Carla explores, examines and documents badge systems—those both internal and external to Mozilla. She turns the lens of systems thinking onto badges, focusing her many years of strategic consulting, design thinking, and simplified communications experience on the creation, improvement and encouragement of alternative credentialing systems. She is particularly interested in understanding the ways in which the new tool of open badges may be perceived, interpreted and used by individuals as well as organizations.

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At Mozilla Carla explores, examines and documents badge systems—those both internal and external to Mozilla. She turns the lens of systems thinking onto badges, focusing her many years of strategic consulting, design thinking, and simplified communications experience on the creation, improvement and encouragement of alternative credentialing systems. She investigates, researches and provides insight on all aspects of open badges implementations including conceptual development, assessment, typologies, taxonomies, criteria, and the visual and verbal language used to describe and define badges. Her work with different organizations' badge system design focuses on their dynamic potential, their inherent complexities, and their vast opportunities. She is particularly interested in understanding the ways in which the new tool of open badges may be perceived, interpreted and used by individuals as well as organizations.

Previously in her career she was a creative director for a telecommunications firm, owned and operated her own consulting firm, worked for frog design, and was a vice president of Simplified Communications at Siegel & Gale in NYC. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, created branding systems, and designed user experiences for top consumer brands. Carla holds an MA in Media Psychology and Social Change from Fielding University and a BFA in Graphic Design and Professional Writing from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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