After penning down the story board and getting a lot of feedback, I made a prototype to run by Benedetta and Alex and Vijal from na2ure,
Below are the prototypes for page 2 – 6
Feedback from Alex and Vijal – Team that started na2ure – https://www.na2ure.com/team/
(March 9th 2017)
Feedback on how children learn –
- Introduce ‘x’ number of things per page
- Try to cover all three categories of how children learn – readers, visual, mechanical/kinetic learners
- Use works like “let’s”. It should be an invitation to use the box.
Feedback on design –
- Reduce the unnecessary distractions in the design (eg – pen stand etc.)
- Add a tab/mark in the bottom right to indicate opening. Reduce the works “Open here” and “Turn here”
- Use words as a back up if the graphics don’t work
- Be consistent in perspectives. Maintain the same perspective for tables/walls etc.
- Use different graphics for button and light
- Make the circuit on vellum and put it on top of another layer that shows the house. This is so that there is a translucent layer of the house below the circuit so that there is no loss of context when the top flap is opened.
- In the bottom layer (below the circuit), highlight the parts that are necessary alone. (eg – the lamp and the switch)
- With the lamps – use a similar vernacular. Maybe in terms of colors etc
- Put easter eggs in the box
- Is it possible to see the difference between all easily? i.e – in the same circuit move stuff around to create different circuits
Feedback from Benedetta
(March 8th 2017)
- Page 2 – test this language with your age group. Can they mke the leap to a closed path and electricity or do you need to use metaphors to anchor this concept. What is another way to explain closed path and electricity. They should have a visual image in your head.
- Page 3 –
hold off on the potato. You can move it off to the end – noce you have a basic understanding of electricity.
can you have a light blueprint of the house? To remind them what theyre looking at
Concept of closed path is hard to grasp.
Use other way to explain the concept of a closed loop
Find a metaphor that you can keep
Can you have an analogy with a house?
Say energy source instead of power
Also adress that you need something else to make the circuit complete -> Energy source + something to use the energy source
- Page 4 –
Momentarily stay away from parallel and series and really work out the language to really understand circuits
Throwing in series and parallel might be hard to make that leap and understand that
You can still keep the pull something out part
Check out – “A 101 Flaps”
Explain the circuit thing first
- Page 5 –
Nice way of visualising that the circuits are in parallel
But hold off on the concept
Anchor it to a metaphor