Problem Statement

In the Bay Area, the majority of the young parents are busy working all day. There is a need for them to communicate well with their children when they are not around. Smart Kids is a mobile application game for kids under 5 years old to play online and chat with their parents while they are physically separated.

VIEW CASE STUDY

IA MAP
PAPER PROTOTYPE & USER TESTING

TASK1

Let user choose one of the games

TASK2

Fill in puzzle pieces

 

 

TASK3

Ask for help

TASK4

Release finished puzzle piece

 

 

TASK5

Ask for help

 

 

 

 

Summary of findings

Kids today are familiar with puzzle games, so they adopted the gaming process quite smoothly. Care was taken to ensure that the game’s structure wasn’t too complicated - otherwise, kids wouldn’t be able to figure it out.

UI

Findings

The original Call for Help section was too big. This caused the kids to not play on their own and instead ask for help even when they didn’t need it. By making it smaller, kids played on their own and only asked for help when they truly needed it.

Findings

There wasn’t a need to show the mom’s profile picture when video chatting. Instead, it was more helpful to show the kid’s live video image.

INTERACTIVE PROTOTYPE
VIDEO