2014 Undergraduate Thesis
Pennsylvania State University
Developed as my undergraduate thesis project for Penn State University, Wandering Tales is an interactive storybook application aimed at facilitating parent-child communication. The app uses a method of role playing to engage parents and children in a conversation about behavioral issues hand-tailored to the child's specific needs. Parents take the role of Captain Klint, a captain of a pirate ship who is always looking out for the well being of his first mate, Marco (the role of the child). By answering a few questions before the story starts, Wandering Tales is able to generate a personalized story that addresses a conflict that relates to a conflict parents and children are having at home.
I developed Wandering Tales during my senior year of undergrad studies. I am responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of the app from prototyping and coding to artwork.
- Prototyping and Wireframe development
- Concept Design
- Final Art Assets
- Forking Path Narrative
- Coding (Actionscript 3.0)
Methodology & Delivery
You can read more about my process for developing this app in the PDF to the left. Below is a small GIF sample of the app. Users are invited to give a brief description of a problem they have encountered with their child. The app asks a few questions about the conflict and generates a corresponding conflict between Marco and Captain Klint.