Super Hero Huzzah
Many attempts at this end up as glorified score keeping, or don't enable new behavior; they're all about making old behaviors shiny.
Project Duration: 5 weeks
Team Size: 4 people
Role: Interviews, storyboarding/renders/modeling, code, testing
Coming up with the Super Hero Huzzah
We don't want to create a light bulb for kids to hold while playing tag. I storyboarded an experience that unlocks a kid's super power, where moving affects the color on a super hero symbol.
Tests and Renders
The prototype is an Ironman style wearable medallion that changes color as a kid runs faster. A simple shape, clear affordances, and easy attachment lets kids define how they want to play. Interconnectivity lets kids play with many of these, or just one.
Making it real
We built a 3D printed housing and custom PCB board along with a parent log-in webpage where they could monitor activity.
We tested with some real life kids who quickly created some new variations on relay racing and decided that they only thing missing is the ability for the Super Hero Huzzah to fly.
Yuri Zaitsev | email@example.com