Designer combines fun and learning by using creative physical elements and animation.
Pas a Pas is an interactive education tool designed by Ishac Bertran and helps children to learn by using animation to bring various physical elements to life. These elements come with a cartridge containing the animation guides and are designed to teach different subjects to different age groups.
Here’s more about the project from Ishac:
The system consists of three aspects: a platform to record and display animations, sets of elements for animating and a community to share the content generated.
The platform has a display, a camera and an interface with three main modes:
Assistant: the display shows a guide for the children to place the elements at the right position in each frame. This way it introduces the students to the set of elements and enables them to explore concepts that are being taught in the conventional curriculum. It also intends to give a progressive learning of stop motion techniques in order to create better and more realistic animations.
Director: children can create their own animated movies using the pieces provided or other objects.
Collection: children can browse through movies that have been recorded on the same platform, or on remote platforms located in other schools.
The community serves to provide a space for exchanging knowledge and material generated using the system and discuss new methods of teaching using stop motion animation.
[via Designer Blog]