Yue Yuan

MFA Thesis

Exploring engaging visual art learning experience

THIS IS A PROJECT IN PROGRESS...

 

Below you will see my journey in the past 3 months, I hope it will give you some insights of my deisgn process. The final presentation of the project will be in May.

 
 

 
 

HOW

How to create the visual art learning experience for kids that engages them for long-term practice and learning through playing?

 
 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

My thesis project ’Echo’ is a mixed reality learning platform for kids to encourage them to practice visual art technical skills, meanwhile having fun and developing their creativity. It is a combination of the traditional visual art drawing activities and a virtual app with AR technology that evokes learning and digital interactive game play. Kids can directly use their drawing in the game to influence the virtual characters and stories. It provides both intrinsic and extrinsic engagement, leading to learning through playing.

Duration and time: The project was conducted at Umea Institute of Design from Jan 2018 for 20 weeks

 

Initial Research

Interviews/ Workshops/ Participatory Observations

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INTERVIEWS WITH DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS