Stop motion animation is the perfect outlet for kids' stories. For the Animation Studio experience, I designed an iPad animation station that takes finicky camerawork out of the picture so kids can focus on telling their stories. I developed storytelling tools to inspire creative storylines, and a series of video tutorials so learners can step up their stop-mo techniques.
STORYTELLING WITH STOP-MO
The Style Studio is a place for kids to pursue their passion for fashion design. I developed a self-directed learning methodology that helps kids design garments and accessories through mix-and-match gif-guide tutorials and open-ended sewing projects. For the selvedge seamstresses, I created the Jeans Lab–a kid-friendly method for making jorts (i.e., jean shorts).
SELF DIRECTED SEWING
This isn't your usual, boring, program-a-robot-to-walk-though-a-maze activity. It's a video game where you run, jump, and hack your way through levels. I designed the game's visual environment, characters, and villains.
A HOW-TO-CODE APP
The art of breadmaking seems so simple, and yet it can take years to master. In the Bakery, I worked with master breadmaker Josey Baker, to create a self-directed method for kids to make their own artisan bread. I designed the environment for the activity to inspire and instruct without any adult intervention. Go gluten!
BREADMAKING FOR NEWBIES
At the Oklahoma University Children's Hospital, I designed a patient experience for the ENT clinic. I based the interior graphics on animals with extraordinary ears, noses, and throats, creating room environments that feel far from clinical.
A CLINIC WITH WHIMSY