Stage 1: Empathise
"Empathise" means understanding something from someone else's point of view. In this stage we think about our audience and who they are. We listen to their ideas and find out what they like, want and need.
Collecting data through a survey is one way to find out about what our audience is thinking. We look at the data to understand better what they need.
- What colours did most Kindy students prefer?
- What themes did many of the Kindy students like?
- What topics are the Kindy students interested in?
Stage 2: Define
In the Define stage we work out what criteria our solution needs to meet. We look back at what we learnt from listening to our audience and use this to help us make a list of criteria.
What makes a good learning game for a Kindy kid?
- What features do good learning games have?
- What colours and themes will Kindy kids like?
- What should the game be about?
Stage 3: Ideate
In the Ideate stage we come up with ideas about how to make a good game. We talk to other people about our ideas.
Stage 4: Prototype
In this stage we build a first draft of our idea. We make the game and then test it out ourselves and on a friend. We get feedback to help us fix the game to make it better. We look at the criteria and check that our idea has all the things it needs.
Stage 5: Share
In the last stage we are finally ready to share our game with the audience.