Kina’s Design Was Inspired By Scratch, A Learning Tool For Children

When my daughter was younger I wanted her to understand how computers worked.  It turns out there is a learning tool called Scratch, built for exactly this purpose, created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.  Scratch allows you to visually express what you want the computer to do using snap together blocks, similar to LEGOs.  Kids (and adults too!) use it to create all kinds of games and other projects.  We did a few projects together on it and I liked how intuitive it seemed to grasp and get started.

A few years later, I thought the notion of snapping together logic right in one’s browser was the way to go when thinking about how to express requirements to Kina.   People tend to think visually and understand things better when presented in a visual form.  So, similar to how Scratch did it, the Kina Designer was born, and instead of building games and animations, you can express your requirements in a series of blocks.

Then you can snap these blocks together as reusable business rules and behaviors!  Kina keeps track of your map.  You can always see a picture of the whole organization and how everything is being used together.

We strive to make it as easy as possible for you to get the most out of our platform.  As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us as we are here to help.

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