After discussion with teachers and experts and evaluating the merits and demerits of each ideas, we decided to build mock-ups for the selected ones. These mockups will be presented to teachers and students under their supervision for feedback. A chosen concept will be worked upon later.
1. Puzzle Duck -> Mu Duck
Choosing the final concept
We presented these mock-ups to the experts for a feedback. The suggestions were:
|Mu Duck||Easy for kids to relate to as it is similar to LEGO.||Not Novel|
Attendees need to take care of blocks
No semantic match
Costly to make
Only a small number of kids can play
|Tasker||Involves physical activities|
Has a social aspect
Helpful in developing communication
|Difficult to explain the rules of the game every time to the students|
Constant need of a supervisor
No exact goal or wining strategy
|Braille Hop ||Provides both learning and testing|
Use of texture and bright colours
Allows physical play
|Difficult to assemble|
Lack of referencing that helps in orientation
Hence, we choose to work on Braille Hop. Our aim is to develop open source games for people affected by disabilities. Hence, in proper spirit , we have open sourced our work to allow maximum reach. We hope many makerspaces /makers would contribute to this by suggesting changes and reproducing the design and installing it the schools.
We will now discuss the project as a build log.