Healthy Eating Farm was another year based project where I had to make an E-Learning program which would teach young children from the age of 7 to 10 about eating healthily. I had to think long and hard about this project and think about my age range I had chosen and what they are going to be able to do from using my program. I undertook a lot of research and found out a lot of things about the age range and what children of that age like to do and what they expect from a game they are going to learn from. Again with this project I produced the User Experience Elements, which were Scamps, Functionality Specifications, and a Flowchart. To find out more about the age range I was working on I had to look at the Psychological Schools or as you might know them at the Schools of Thought, and this helped with the process of making the final program and making sure it was suitable for the age range I was working on.
The program was made up of 4 main sections, one of these sections was Healthy Plate, and this section required the user to drag food items to the right location on the plate and if the user gets the wrong item on the plate the items will bounce back with an error message saying “Oh no that was Wrong”, the second section of the program was called Healthy Lunchbox in this section the user was required to prepare a healthy lunch for themselves and once the lunch had been prepared feedback about the lunch that was made would be given, the third section of the program was called Healthy Reading the user in this section was given an interactive book which would read to them about the 5 food groups, and my final section was a Quiz this is where the user would be asked to answer 8 questions about the things they had learned from the program in this section there was a timer to time how quick the user was, and a scoring system was also used and this scored the user on how many questions they got right and how many they got wrong.
Overall I was very pleased with this project and I received an B13 grade for it. The skills and software I used to create this program were as follows, I used Macromedia Director to make the game using a scripting language called Lingo, I used Adobe Soundbooth for creating the sounds, and as for the design I used the software Adobe Photoshop. If you would like to view the contents of this game then please feel free to click on the links below.
View Video Here: Healthy Eating Farm Video
View Images Here: Healthy Eating Farm Images
Designed/Developed by Nicola Andrews at: Nic’s Designs