VisibEL is a tangible map of Sweden modelling the electricity production. There are cities, placeable power plants and factories that can be connected to the power grid. It is an educational game which is based on scenarios. The main users are children between the ages of nine and twelve. By playing this game, children can learn about different types of power plants, how much energy they produce and how much they cost to build and run...
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Monday, 22 March 2010

Prototype v 0.1 and usability test no1

We had our first usability test on 18th , 19th March with one kid and three participants in our group. During usability test we needed to test our first version of tangible Swedish map and game rules which is base on scenario.

All plants and factories were made with different shapes, colour, given cost value and producing/costing different amount of energy. We had to change numbers and values several time to figure out what is the best value. Only cities are fixed on map and there are lots of socket on the map where user can build power plants, and factories.

During usability test each participant try to reach to the goal that given by scenario.First usability test was with a kid and he enjoy the physical layer of the map and game. Only one participant reach to the given goal and others lose the game because lack of money.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Plant schematics

The area inside the colored region is in the physical plant. Outside of it is the map (with the plugs)

Iteration II, Ideation - report

Here is our second iteration report

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Many cost for Nuclear plant

Thursday, 4 March 2010

What we want on Swedish MAP - Add your idea on this.

Power Plant -

- Moveable and having a tail
- Different plan produce different amount of energy.
- ON/OFF LED (symbolized that power plan is working)
- Wire with LED from Power plant to transformer. It lights according to how much current produces
- ON/OFF LED light up according to power plant. (light up at the same time / Blinking / Take a time to ON/ no lights (dead power plant)).
- Give a money value for each power plant.

Transformer -

- Need a Gauge meter to measure amount of electricity
- Only X number of connections can have one transformer
- How much energy got in.. show..
- Fix transformer Or moveable.. ????
- having male and female sockets. (connect to city/factory and connect to power plant)


- Fix city
- Small or Big city
- 1-5 LED(1st more lights - 5th less light


- Movable
- Used energy
- Cost money and earn money

On Screen
- how can we show Pollution stuff..
- amount of money left
- some animation about pollution
- dead tree as a summery of pollution that they made. Dead tree depend on how much air pollution.

physical a stuff

- turn meter
-different color for different wire

******Check ******
One transformer to one city
Check how much energy loss with long wire