Engage emergent readers in an interactive reading experience independent of parental involvement.
Utilize voice recognition to create a responsive reading experience.
Create a framework to allow existing children’s books to be adapted quickly and easily into the experience.
Connected TV Platform
On EA’s Connected TV Platform.
Read’s challenge is to explore the use of voice recognition to engage emergent and early readers in an interactive reading activity on EA’s connected TV platform. The project is designed for a child to experience independently as a fun and educational alternative to TV and other entertainment options. Using existing children’s stories and art, we hope to create meaningful interactions and feedback to make once static scenes come to life. By using existing books and artwork we are also exploring how to create a framework which allows for any book to be adapted into a digital experience quickly and easily. Our goal is to inspire the next generation to embrace reading actively.
Wanyan (Aurora) Zheng
It’s week 15! We have just about one week left, but most of it will be dedicated to preparing documentation and presentations. This means most of our experience is done and final! Yesterday was the Building Virtual Worlds Festival here at the Entertainment Technology Center. We worked really hard to get everything where it needed Read more about Week 15[…]
It’s week 14 and we had Softs on Monday. For anyone not familiar with the ETC we have a time late in the semester where the faculty come to each project experience whatever that team has been working on and give some feedback so the team might be able to get some last minute changes Read more about Week 14[…]
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It is our thirteenth week of development, well really just a few days from that week as we are going on a small vacation. Not to worry though, we will be back in time for Softs so the ETC faculty can experience reading with our project and think fondly of us. Now Read more about Week 13[…]
Welcome back, only a few weeks left in the project! We have had a busy week working towards our next goal of Softs, the Monday after Thanksgiving. I’m pleased to report we have cut our task list down to less than half of what it previously was. The animations are nearly done, all of them Read more about Week 12[…]
Welcome back to week 11 of our project. We are nearing the end of the semester and a lot of work is happening. Lets start with our big milestone. On Thursday we had a playtest. The week leading up to the playtest After our last playtest we were working on a few things. Rough in Read more about Week 11[…]
We’re in week 10! If you read last week’s post you will know that the team was operating at low morale. Why are we doing this? I am going to waste a semester on this and so much more were flying through our heads. You’ll also remember that we had a playtest set for Tuesday. Read more about Week 10[…]
It was halves last week. For those of you who are not familiar with the Entertainment Technology Center and the process that student projects there go through it is something like this: Students are broken into teams of 5 – 6 shortly before the semester starts and placed on projects. Roughly a quarter of the Read more about Week 9[…]
How time flies! Our half is coming next week and we got a lot of things happened in this week. At first we have a big change to our bear character, we transferred its role from a guide to a friendly listener. The bear will directly react to how children read with exaggerated facial expression and Read more about Week 8[…]
Hello Everyone! It is once again time for a weekly update. This is our seventh week of work on the project. I plan to write a few more posts this coming week when I get some time between classes and project work concerning how we pick books (finding the movement and that special life that Read more about Week 7[…]
This week two things are happening, we have spent the first part of the week finishing our prototype focusing on Knuffle Bunny as a test case. With this prototype we are exploring the pipeline and frameworks necessary to allow us to create experiences from books faster. We are also exploring basic ways to transition between Read more about Week 6[…]