This week we had to lay out a first prototype of our concept. Based on my researches so far, I decided to focus my design on body language, shapes, colours and eye contact.
I designed a page explained how my app was going to work.
Children using the app are going to select a shape, a gesture, a certain type of eye contact and different colors that will create a cartoonish character revealing their mood and feelings. Based on my previous findings, the choices of shapes and colors should be instinctive depending on how the child is feeling at a certain moment.
However, this is still only a prototype and the shapes, colours and gestures used in this probably won’t be the final ones.
I also started thinking about the production flow. I am far from being an expert in that area and I think I would need some help establishing a solid one but I still did some research.
I was thinking of:
1st: – Designing the app myself to keep the costs very low
2nd: – Use a crowfunder platform in order to get some funds so that I could get started
3rd: – Getting some sponsors to lower the costs
4th: – Being able to put it up for free on the Apple Store or Android platforms