Fall - 2015 - MFA Design & Technology - Major Studio 1 - Final Project
This is an electronic pop-up book for kids, while the parents to play along with them, evoking the feeling of companionship through interactions with physical objects in the context of my narrative.
Hi Rex / Verb Rotate
Meet the main character of my electrical pop-up book - Rex the Rhino
Rex recently lost his eyesight.
And he's been feeling very lonely.
Having you here really brightens up his day.
He's enjoying your company so much it makes his want to tell you about his past.
He was quite adventurous in my day, but would never have gotten through it all without his secret little helper.
Mechanism: Volvelle (rotating disk)
Scene #1 - Crossing the Dessert / Verb Press
Rex went on an adventure with Cameron the Camel.
He got really thirsty in the middle of the walk.
Luckily, a secret helper helped him find a lake, which saved his life.
Scene #2 - Climbing a Mountain / Verb Tie
Rex met Max the Monkey, who wanted to take Rex to visit her house, which is at the top of the mountain.
As Rex was climbing the mountain, the rope broke.
Luckily, a secret helper helped tied the rope together, which saved Rex's life.
Scene #3 - Sailing the Sea / Verb Pick
Rex wandered off to the shore where he met Lady W.
He asked if she could teach him how to sail the sea.
She agreed. So Rex built a boat and followed her into the heart of sea.
They were hit by a heavy storm, and Rex was thrown out his boat.
As he was about to drown, it was his secret helper that picked him out of the ocean and put back into th boat.
And that’s when he saw a lighthouse, and Rex was saved.
Rex's Living Room / Verb Lift
Rex is really old now
This is the room where he lives in now.
He told all of his past adventure in this room
Take a look around. Make yourself comfortable.
User Test Location
I went to test my book at the Evelyn's Playground at Union Square.
Emmett – Age 4
Met Emmett and his friends.
Who are from the Internation Children's workshop around Union Square.
They Loved My Book!
Me Reading the Book to Them #1
Me Reading the Book to Them #2
Me Reading the Book to Them #3
Me Reading the Book to Them #4
At the very end, there's a letter addressed to the kids.
Saying: "Thank you for being my secret little helper."