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“Guess the Colors/Shapes and Artist App”

A Game Design Project
By Abdul and MD
High School Students from Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical High School
When coding is criminal

About this Project:

The issues, challenges, and needs that our project addresses is that it helps people with memorization skills and recalling information. Also, it helps kids learn their shapes and colors with a very fun game.

Our design process was that we wanted to make something that is simple but efficient for learning. Our idea has evolved from that because at first we wanted to make one to focus on a certain age but now, we made two different apps that help with different skills.

One of our projects works by printing the name of a song on the screen and then the user writes the name of the artist for that song and guesses if it's right.

The other projects of ours works by asking questions and when you answer those, a shape with color is printed then the user tries to guess the name of the color and shape.

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You can see the code by visiting the website.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Jackson Powell 👏 Sr. UX Designer at Providence Healthcare — Emoti-Con Judge
Great job(s)! Wow! I got 2 apps for the price of one! These two are very near and dear to my heart. I once created an educational app and published it to the Apple App Store for my sons. Gamifying education is such a wonderful way to help people learn and get excited about learning. Your apps both work as you intended them to work, which is awesome. I didn't see any bugs and the game was easy and fun to play.

Some food for thought... for the colors/shapes game, perhaps making the options be tappable instead of typable would be a great feature to add in the future? Same for the guess the artist app. Kinda giving the user 4 choices to choose from. On the other hand, I like typing the answer because that reinforces learning.

Another feature that might be useful is a score counter and maybe making each game have a set limit of questions so the system can give a score and rating (all positive of course!) at the end? Like if I got 5 out of 10 shapes or artists, I would see a screen that congratulated me for getting 5 correct and encouraged me to try again to do better.

All in all, I really liked your apps and think you both did an amazing job designing a game and programming it. Keep going! Who knows what you'll create in the future. :)

Peizhu Yuan 👏 Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Always love a gamified learning experience! Your websites are so cute and well sized for the browser. I also love how you separated the two games onto different pages so it's more clear to the user that you do different things at each app.

While you can always find ways to add more colors and decorate the interface, since your game mentions memorization, it might be nice showing the correct answers before starting the game so it can test how well the player can memorize the spelling of the words and the name of the colors at once.

For the guessing artist app, if your goal is to give credit to the songwriters that wrote the great songs, another approach to your app could be using a snippet of the lyrics and have people guess the title of the song or vice versa.

And since it's to teach kids and help with their memorization skills, I feel like it'd be also great to add in more variations to the feedback like "so close! try ____ this time", "you almost got it", or "you're so good at this" rather than just saying "Great Job" or "incorrect". Looking forward to the next version of these games!

Katherine Moriwaki 👏 Associate Professor of Media Design at Parsons School of Design — Emoti-Con Judge
What an engaging project! The general topic of making learning enjoyable through gaming is relevant for sure. I loved the entire range of work you had to complete in order to present this project online. It's not just the concept for the game(s) and coding, but also how they were embedded for presentation in your respective websites. In the future it would be great to see how you might play with that presentation structure to communicate a progression of learning for any potential users. Congratulations ! Nice work!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a High School Student
This was very fun to play.
👏 a High School Student
This was very fun to play.

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