Design and Development of Mobile Interactive Picture Books
The objective of this essay is to provide a design project for a mobile interactive picture book that features Chinese short stories and to develop a mobile application of interactive picture books by using Unity 3D. The author attempts to discuss the design solution and development process of the mobile interactive picture book compatible with children’s cognitive characteristics by weighing up the pros and cons of interactive designs of mobile picture books both at home and abroad. In conclusion, by recognizing the importance of current mobile interactive media in children’s early education, the author puts forward the concept that education is in line with recreation, featuring seeing, hearing, entertaining and thinking combined together, and designs and develops the mobile interactive picture book from the perspectives of content, interactive approach and interface design so as to make the childhood education more interesting and boost the interaction between parents and children. Also, the author aims to feasible way of spreading and inheriting traditional Chinese culture.
KeywordsMobile terminal Picture books Interactive design Development of mobile application
This study is supported by 2016 Key Platform and Scientific Research Projects of Guangdong Provincial Education Department (Education and Scientific Research Projects) (No. 2016GXJK195), 2015 Key Platform and Scientific Research Projects of Guangdong Provincial Education Department (Youth Innovative Talent Project) (No. 416YCQ06), and 2016 Quality Engineering Project of UESTC, Zhongshan Institute (No. JY201628). This work is also supported by a Zhongshan City Science and Technology Plan Project (No. 2017B1132), 2017 Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Curriculum Construction Project of Guangdong Province (No. S-CXCYKC201701) and 2014 Research Project of Department of Education of Guangdong Province (Education and Scientific Research Projects) (No. W-JYY201401).