Project: To create an interactive ebook from a previously published book.
Timeline: Winter 2012; 4 Weeks
Approach: This interactive ebook is an adaptation from the children’s book, Amelia Bedelia, written by Peggy Parish and originally illustrated by Fritz Siebel. It was created in partnership with a fellow designer, Hailey Kolenda.
The story involves a maid, Amelia Bedelia, who repeatedly misunderstands the wording of the tasks that are asked of her, usually interpreting them literally. This causes her to perform the wrong actions, often with a comical effect. When adapting the story to an ebook, we decided to create an interactive gaming function that allows children to play various games to help Amelia Bedelia with her tasks. We then added in a learning feature to teach children about the different definitions of the words.