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Zoo kids app character (Feedback needed Please)

HEY GUYS THIS IS WHAT I AM THINKING OF DOING FOR THE KIDS APP SECTION OF THE MUSEUM. ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE APPRECIATED 🙂

Storyline: Meredith the snake just moved from Australia to Auckland Zoo. She needs help getting familiar with her new home and the other animals.

How it works: The kids will go around scanning QR Codes that are at each enclosure. By doing this they unlock some information about the animals in that particular enclosure, name, age, date of birth, favorite food, etc. This information is really what Meredith needs but in return the kids get either get a puzzle or a coloring in page, which they have to complete in order to gain points. With the points earned, kids are able to use them to purchase locked items that they can add to their own virtual zoo, which they can name anything they want, and maintain. (Farmvielle concept).

I chose a snake because I thought it would be different, and that is one of the ‘popular’ animals that is not found at the Auckland Zoo. After some consideration however I thought maybe a snake is not the best animal to use, this is where I need the feedback. Is a snake an appropriate animal to use as my main character for the app?

The style is going to be all illustrations, inspired by the Taronga zoo app.

Meredith (click here to view the pdf of Meredith)

intro story  (click here to view a pdf of my story board so far.)

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Free Human-Computer Interaction Course

Thought this may be of interest. Scott Klemmer, Associate Professor from stanford university is offering a free 5 week online course in Human-Computer Interaction. Next session is the 28th of May 2012.

https://www.coursera.org/course/hci

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BOARD (Book Of Activities Regardless of Disabilities)

Understanding and analysing how we can design for people with disabilities.

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Designing for different age groups

Hey guys, I found this useful. Although this is for building websites, this would help us gain a better understanding about our assigned age group. Please read your section if you have time!

http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/designing-for-different-age-groups/

Cheers

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UX Happy Hour

Hey guys a few weeks ago I joined the UX meeting group for Auckland and just found out they have meetings every so often. Not sure exactly what they talk about and how it would benefit us yet. They are having a meeting on the 24th of May, and think its a good idea for us to go check it out. Its a great way for us to network anyway. Check out their website and let me know if any of you are keen to check it out.

http://www.meetup.com/User-Experience-Auckland/events/64802582/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

 

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Bets Android apps

Here are a few applications that we might want to include in our mobile application

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-android-apps/

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Best smartphones to buy in 2012

Hey guys, this is worth looking at, look at the features, its got videos as well. This will really be useful.

http://www.t3.com/best-gadgets/smartphones

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Top mobile apps in 2011- posted on Dec 21 2011 by Jay Yarow

“According to mobile app analytics company Distimo, these were the most popular apps from around the world on every platform.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-most-popular-mobile-apps-of-2011-2011-12?nr_email_referer=1

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Best and Worst smartphone interfaces

Hey guys, heres some information that I got from Webos, it might be useful in designing our mobile app

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http://www.cnet.com/2300-6452_1-10005721.html

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Hey guys these …

Hey guys these are useful font magazine websites that could help on making our own research document

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/08/80-beautiful-fonts-typefaces-for-professional-design/

http://fontsinuse.com/in/formats/magazines/

http://www.linotype.com/2227/bookmagazinefonts.html

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by | April 18, 2012 · 11:49 am