Ben Kobulnicky specializes in explaining concepts through metaphors, analogies, stories, props, illustrations, animations, videos, simulations and games. He has over 15 years of design, production, and consulting experience in Business Technology and e-Learning industries, having worked on the behalf of several Fortune 100 companies as well as the US government and several branches of the US armed services. His professional lives have included:
- helping manage a creative communications & training company
- spearheading the interactive multimedia unit of an e-learning firm
- research, design, and consulting as technology & business analyst for a Fortune 100 company
Explain Technology was Ben’s first public forum for sharing thoughts on creating “light-bulb moments” for learners. While the blog started as a vehicle for promoting digital literacy — computer literacy in particular — it evolved into a venue for explaining all types of technology concepts through his unique style and techniques.
Ben has also explored the use of animations, videos, games and simulations to convey intangible concepts, a practice he began to develop while crafting The Ultimate PC Primer — a book designed to teach core personal computing concepts to senior citizens with no prior understanding of software-driven technology.
Now spending most of his professional time consulting on business, culture, and technology, Ben has been accused of being unable to sit through a single meeting without sketching on a whiteboard with dry erase markers.