Creating interactive applications and digital media

Projects

Theses are the projects that we are currently busy creating

Die Groot Wortel App

iDeaf Project

Our latest App in production is 'Die Groot Wortel' which will also be translated in to English version with South African Sign Language (SASL) Video.

'Die Groot Wortel' is a delightful story about the farm, working together as a family for the greater good the farm, and how to share the farms riches with the farmers family and animals alike.


iDeaf Project

Transoranje School for the Deaf

This is an iPad Interactive Book App development program for the Transoranje School for the deaf founded and developed by Karen Hart from Picsterbooks Publishers. The aim of the project is to develop iPad Applications for the specific needs of the deaf child in South Africa.

Sign Language is unique to the country, even region in which it is used. Creating books for South African children using their dialect of Sign Language is essential to learning.

We have been granted funding by the Anglo American Chairman's Fund, which we will be using to create 6 Interactive Book Apps, these Book Apps will be built in both Afrikaans and Afrikaans sign Language as well as translated to English and South African sign Language (SASL)
We create rich interactive book applications focusing on the visual aspect of learning object names, concepts, spelling and sign language. Each page has sign language interpretation video of both spot words and the story accompanying the text, animation and images to explain words, actions and concepts.

iDeaf Apps in the App Store

Die Drie Varkies! 


'Die Drie Varkies' is the Afrikaans retelling of the classic story of The Three Little Pigs but, specifically focusing on the young deaf reader. The story tells of the adventures of the three little pigs, building their houses and not forgetting nasty wolf.
With the use of simplified text, SASL sign video, animation, as well as finger spelling. The app is suitable for both sign-, auditory-deaf or the hard of hearing user. The app is suitable for both Afrikaans first language and Afrikaans first addition language users.

Die Gemmerkoekman 


"Die Gemmerkoekman" is the Afrikaans retelling of the classic story of The Gingerbread man specifically focusing on young deaf readers. Gingerbread Man does not want to be eaten, but what will he do when everyone he encounters on his journey wants to eat him? He has to make a plan to escape, but how is he going to save himself?
With the use of simplified text, SASL sign video, animation, as well as finger spelling, the App is suitable for both sign-, auditory deaf or the hard of hearing user. The app is suitable for both Afrikaans first language and Afrikaans first addition language users.


Fundraising for iDeaf Project

The school is dependent on funding for this project and many others, if you are interested in helping please contact:
Transoranje School for the Deaf fundraiser: Alta Koekemoer at tel: 012 386 6027/3/4/5

To learn more about the school click here

Gr7 Composer Project

Sacred Heart College

Picsterbooks in conjunction with Sacred Heart is teaching a Creating a Book App class for the Gr7 at Sacred Heart Marist College Observatory Johannesburg.

Picsterbooks was approached by the Head Master of Sacred Heart College to teach a group of Gr7 to use Demibooks Composer. Mr Northmore Head Master at Sacred Heart is one of the driving forces behind the project. He believes that children should be prepared for jobs that do not exist yet, fostering thinking out of the box and encouraging entrepreneurship under his pupils. We started the class in the last term of 2012 with a group of wide eyed Gr7, the goal of the 3 month class was to create a fully functional interactive book application. The pupils were responsible for project management, voice recordings and sound effects, artwork generation and then finally compositing and creating a working interactive book application.

This will be an ongoing project, with 3 sets of classes scheduled for 2013 School year.

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