Twister game

This week, we step away from our original concept and build a twister game. We use conductive paint paired with Touch Board to produce sound and create interaction for user.

The Touch Board had 12-pins that could play different sounds individually when connected. We gathered some sample sounds and tested them with alligator clips. After getting it to work, we decided it’s time to scale it up.

We purposely make it thicker thinking it would provide more conductivity. Unfortunately, after checking the documentation, we found out that the thicker the lines the more likely it is to create resistance value.

We went back on using conductive tape.

We also create another iteration for this, by creating a game that challenge kids’ memory skills, have them remember the sequence of the colors and tap them accordingly.

Observations:

  • Kids did not notice the sounds while they play
  • They were engaged in the game and gets excited when they were asked to take off their shoes to play the game
  • There was not a clear way of how the game should end
  • The Touchboard was not able to play sounds asynchronously together

Suggestions:

  • More spots, scale
  • Make sounds the same length
  • Make instruction sheet
  • Cross-fade sounds so it does not stop abruptly
  • Provide visual feedback
  • Make musical composition with the body
  • Make music collaborate with the colors

 

Further iterations: