Doug Carman is the creator of Triaddle and Try-Tac-Toe.
In 1998, Doug retired from an Operational Management career in the aerospace industry. He joined his wife, Darlene, in a small business teaching art in local schools, recreation centers, and at community events.
In 2004, the State of California cut major funding for the arts in schools which resulted in the termination of most contracted art programs. Aware of the benefits of art, several concerned teachers asked about other activities the Carmans could provide. This request encouraged Doug to reach back over thirty years to evaluate a spatial recognition game he created as a graphic artist.
In Doug's more current research into (right-brain) visual learning, he found the predominately (left-brain) sequential learning process in schools isn't adequately balanced with (right-brain) spatial thinking activities. California's educational studies reveal when children are exposed to spatial thinking activities in their elementary school years, they develop stronger language and critical thinking skilles.
Trial tests of Triaddle and Try-Tac-Toe at several local schools confirm that these games are an economical way to provide a spatial thinking activity for classrooms and after-school programs.