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Scenes from the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York

NYSCI and University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborate on New Project

Leaning over a multitouch table, middle schoolers examine a digital underwater environment, shifting blocks across the screen and building lures to capture computerized fish. While the game introduces engineering principles and logic through an entertaining vehicle, the surface of the table is only half the…

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Play Test at University of Wisconsin- Madison

Rebecca Eydt and Leilah Lyons joined the University of Wisconsin- Madison for a play test at the Games Learning and Society Center. Fifteen local middle school children from an after school program specializing in computer sciences visited in order to test out the newly finished table…

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Fish

MakeScape Formative Fish Testing

Formative Fish Tests The first focus test on January 31st asked visitors at the museum: Gender Age Which 5 animal designs do you like the best? If you were fishing, which 5 animals would you be most upset to catch? Which animals shown exist in…

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Makescape FIsh Table

MakeScape Interactive Table

The interactive table top has arrived! The developers at the Learning Games Network are working on the interface. More images to come!

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MakeScape Game Design Overview

MakeScape Museum interactive game exhibit and research project Overview A project in collaboration with Matthew Berland of UW Madison, Leilah Lyons of New York Hall of Science and Learning Games Network (Madison developer). Object of game is to attract different “fish” to the variety of light combinations…

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