At the beginning of our engagement, Collab Fund had secured a partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Street. Partly inspired by a similar game started in 2007 called FreeRice, we set out to create a game that was fun, insightful, and supported children’s literacy around the globe.
With direction from Sesame Street, we set out to explore different ways to show the trivia questions and to gain points with different Sesame Street characters.
One initial version was to compose the page like a desk and have the trivia questions look like notecards.
One of the fun assets Sesame Street sent over to us as we were iterating on design: character vector art which they dubbed the “cut paper” style.
Getting Into Build
Like many of our projects, we built out the game in iterative stages. Once high level design decisions were mocked up in Photoshop, we focused on refining interactions in browser.