My final year interaction design module saw me, as part of a group, research and develop an interactive game to teach school children about the importance of bee conservation.

We researched conservation, had various guest lecturers give advice, conducted interviews and participatory research, and iterated and tested our design at several points during the project.

The insights gleaned through our research led us to develop a prototype for a beehive management game. This will take readings through our application from a schools on-site beehive to show students how their actions have an affect on bees. Using the virtual hive environment we developed children have the chance to get 'closer' to the bees to help promote empathy.

 

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Final app prototype screen