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Learn math with

TIBBS
Senior Project (Website Proposal) by Ayen Cabasag

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS CREATIVE BRIEF CLIENT OBJECTIVE MESSAGE TARGET AUDIENCE PROBLEM ACTION MEDIA COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS PERSONAS MOOD BOARD COLORS TYPOGRAPHY LO-FI HI-FI THE END

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CREATIVE BRIEF

CLIENT

EDs (U.S. Department of Education) mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Our increasingly technological world demands strong skills in mathematics, not only in the workforce but also in everyday life, and these demands will only increase over the lifetime of children. The major portion of the companys website is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 1 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.

US Department of Education (Math)


http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html

OBJECTIVE

A website that parents can navigate with their child. Be the main source for teachers to reference. An interactive website

MESSAGE

Math is fun Math is everywhere around you Create math activities with everyday items

TARGET AUDIENCE

Teachers Parents Grandparents Pre-School - Grade 1 Tutors

PROBLEM

The current website uses information for parents and teachers to promote educational preparation, however, the website doesnt allow for those mentors to work with the children to help educate them. Furthermore, it doesnt allow any interactivity within a digital medium that would evoke a child to continue to use the service.

ACTION

Create a website that teachers or parents and children can navigate together Make the website interactive Add interactive games for children Add videos and audio Add math information and tips for parents and teachers to use to help children learn math Add more information than what EDs website and book provides

MEDIA

Interactive Website Proposal

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

OVERVIEW
Here are four competitors of The US Department of Educations Math section, also known as ED.

Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

Kids Numbers
http://www.kidsnumbers.com/

A Kids Heart (The Sunshine Room)


http://akidsheart.com/threer/lvl1/lvl1.htm

IXL
http://www.ixl.com/

OVERVIEW CHART

Home Page

Games

Tips

Playful layout

Ads

Registration

Activities outside the web

ED (before)

ED (after)

FUN BRAIN

KIDS NUMBER

IXL

A KIDS HEART

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ED (US Department of Education)

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/

The major portion of the companys website is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 1 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math. The website is designed for parents as a guide to help their children learn math. It was created on June 1999 and has not been updated since then. The website is bland and poorly designed and very outdated.

ED (Helping Your Child Learn Math)


http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html

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FUN BRAIN

http://www.funbrain.com

FunBrain is an interactive educational game site for children. It is free and parents, teachers and children can visit the website and find various educational tools for Math, Reading, Grammar, Science and more. The website is full of interactive games from various subjects. Playful Layout Readable Various Games for Math Various Subjects UX designed for children

The target audience is mainly children from preschool to grade 8.

Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

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KIDS NUMBERS

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/

Kids Numbers is a free math resource website designed by teachers. It is full of activities that children can use to hone their math skills. It has: Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Fractions Telling Time Mixed Skills Geometry Algebra

The website is designed for parents to navigate with their child. There are links in the website that will get users lost trying to find their way around.

Kids Numbers
http://www.kidsnumbers.com/

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A KIDS HEART (THE SUNSHINE ROOM)

http://akidsheart.com/

A kids heart website, is a free educational website for kids and teachers. Christian games Various subjects Resources for Teachers Games for children

The main target audiences for the website are kids and their teachers. Unfortunately, the website has alot of ads and is poorly designed. There are too many links in the main page and theyre all bunched up together and un-organized. The navigation is poorly named and if not careful, users can get lost easily. The math section is under The Sunshine Room.

A Kids Heart (The Sunshine Room)


http://akidsheart.com/threer/lvl1/lvl1.htm

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IXL

http://www.ixl.com/

IXL is a math resource website for kids, parents and teachers. There are various math games and they are divided by grade skills. Users are able to use some of the games they offer without registering. UX designed for children & adults Navigation and content are organized The main target audience for the website are kids, parents and their teachers. To take full advantage of their resources, users must register as a member and pay monthly or yearly fees.

IXL
http://www.ixl.com/

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PERSONAS

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Jason Robinson
BACKGROUND
36 years old, recently divorced Industrial Designer Works 40 - 60 hours a week Male

AUDIENCE NEEDS

Advice on the best way to help his dauther, Robin learn math A website where he can navigate and learn with Robin

LIFESTYLE
Jason is a single dad who recently got a divorce and has full custody of Robin, his seven year old daughter. He works full time at XX Home Industry and does not get home until 7pm. When he gets home, he helps Robin with her homework. He can see that Robin is having a hard time with math but has no idea how to help her since math comes so easily for him.

SCENARIO
Jason just received a call from Ms. Jensen, Robins preschool teacher, that Robin is having a hard time with math. Ms. Jensen recommends that Jason visits EDs Learn with Tibbs section.

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Janet Jensen
BACKGROUND

24 years old Preschool teacher (recently hired) Single, female

AUDIENCE NEEDS

Advice and activity guide Resource to advise parents on how to help student outside classroom

LIFESTYLE
Janet is a recent graduate of The University of Washington with a teaching degree in Early Childhood Education. She lives the lifestyle of a vegetarian and actively works out.

SCENARIO
Janet recently began her job at her local preschool. She is extremely passionate about her students and tries to implement healthy tips into her every day teaching.

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Katherine Schultz
BACKGROUND

6 years old Currently attends Seattle Kiddie Care Female

AUDIENCE NEEDS

Activities to guide her through math One-on-one assistance

LIFESTYLE
Katherine likes animals and playing with dolls. Her parents are happily married and she has an older sister in high school, whom she looks up to.

SCENARIO
At school, Katherine is having a hard time paying attention to her math class. The numbers confuse her. Her counselor recommended to her parents that they help her further her skills by seeking resources outside of the classroom. Her mother used search engines to find resources that would be useful for Katherines age group and came across EDs Learn with Tibbs.

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MOOD BOARD

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COLORS

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#3FA9F5

#F9EE87

#F43B3B

#8CC63F

#C7B299

R: 63 G: 169 B: 245

R: 250 G: 237 B: 135

R: 245 G: 59 B: 135

R: 140 G: 198 B: 63

R: 199 G: 178 B: 153

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TYPOGRAPHY

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Port Lligat Slab


Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz 1234567890

Port Lligat Slab


Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz 1234567890

Body Type
Kohlrabi broccoli rabe potato sweet pepper sorrel guar - black-eyed pea peanut ceylon spinach bok choy, plectranthus beet greens manioc. Plectranthus azuki bean turnip greens indian pea komatsuna, fava bean chinese mallow, indian pea sweet pepper. Salsify, orache sweet potato or kumara ginger - lentil cardoon catsear elephant garlic - beetroot. Sweet Potato or Kumara nopal sorrel common bean - pea fat hen.

Header Type

Learn with Tibbs

Font Size 10pt

Font Size 12pt

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LO-FI

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Title

Image: moving airplane

Image: moving clouds

Mission Statement Tibb: Companion

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Icon: Click on icon for tips and information

Image: Click on phone for the subscribers sign up page.

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Icon: Click on icon for tips and information

Icon: Four little ducks rhyme, click on icon for the audio.

Image: Click on image to view the video


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Icon: Click on icon for tips and information

Image: moving hot air balloon

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Icon: Click on icon for tips and information

Memory Game

Credits

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HI-FI

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Learn math with

Through let child arithme Here are some things that you can do to help your child be a successful mathematics student Help your child see that the mathematics he is learning is very much a part of everyday life.

Tibbs
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Our increasingly technological world demands strong skills in mathematics, not only in the workforce but also in everyday life, and these demands will only increase over the lifetimes of our children. The major portion of this website is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 1 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.

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SCHOOL

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Throughout the day, find ways to let children practice using arithmetic skills. Counting rhymes and songs can be both enjoyable for children and introduce them to basic mathematics concepts, such as numbers, names and number sequences.

Help your child see that the mathematics he is learning is very much a part of everyday life.

Use advertising flyers or newspaper advertisements to help your child identify, classify and count items. Ask, for example, "How many cans of soup are there?" "What vegetables do you see?" and so forth.

Playing with blocks is fun, but it also can teach basic math skills such as number recognition, counting, identifying patterns, recognizing symmetry and sorting.

Young children can easily confuse letters and numbers. Throughout the day, have them notice and name both, or ask questions such as, "See the sign on that bus. Does it say 5 or E?"

It is important to help children develop an understanding of th characteristics of numberssu as odd and evenand meaning of terms such as "more than" a "less than."

How many coats are hanging? How many shoes do you count? What shape is on the ground?

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ng children can easily confuse ers and numbers. Throughout day, have them notice and me both, or ask questions such "See the sign on that bus. es it say 5 or E?"

It is important to help children develop an understanding of the characteristics of numberssuch as odd and evenand meanings of terms such as "more than" and "less than."

Games that involve math should be fun for children, so keep it light! Activity 2: Math at

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Activity 1: Math at home

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Activity 2: Math at the grocery store

Activity 4: Math activity for the fun of it

Activity 3: Math activity on the go

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This website was inspired by: http://futureofcarsharing.com/

Javascript by: http://futureofcarsharing.com/

Activity 4: Math activity for the fun of it Designed & Illustrated by: Ayen Cabasag

Activity 3: Math activity on the go

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