Beautiful first words
Game design for toddlers
Research | Game Design | Brand Identity
Toddlers and screen time
Kids are drawn to mobile screens, they are learning by example from their parents and everybody in their environment. Time spent with the sources of the blue light should be controlled, particularly when children are the one looking at it. A lot of psychological studies were conducted on this topic and in general it’s safe to say, the less screen time the better.
Why this project?
Is there a game that I would give my two year old to play?
Let’s make one.
- Create a game so simple and safe to use, that even a toddler can do it.
- Let them play and learn in the process.
- Make it look beautiful.
To pronounce first words.
Maybe get a first contact with a foreign language as well?
The decision was made to incorporate pronunciation of the words in 10 languages from all around the globe. English US, English UK, German, Italian, France, Spanish, Portugees, Chinese, Russian, Czech and Croatia.
A selection of carefully curated artwork.
Create a product on a professional level with minimal resources.
Artwork was selected from the stock sources. A lot of hours were spent in the selection process and curating available illustrations, matching them in style and dividing into categories, in a meaningful way.
Word pronunciation was generated by the ReadSpeaker, online tool. Sounds were corrected in post processing.
For each language a native speaking volunteer has checked the spelling and pronunciation of the words. Some adjustments had to be done according to their feedback, but in general I was surprised how good auto generated pronunciation worked.