Concept: Floormath is a game with multi-sensory experience which can be played irrespective of having a visual impairment, bringing all kids at same platform, introducing a fun way of learning and feeling delightful. It is a chart with a square tile grid, spread on the floor on which the players walk and the instructions are given by the Interactive voice response system. The game is inspired from snake and ladder in which the player needs to solve math problems to move forward. The mat will be devised with the going in and out braille numbers or letters depends on the mode chosen. Interactive voice response generates questions based on math problems and to answer one has to reach out to the correct tile and press the button or jump on the tile to proceed further.
The game will be there on the mobile triggering the mat to start and stop the game, choosing what we want them to teach either numbers or letters and once they are finished keeping the track of activities of the children for further enhancement boosting confidence and mortar skill.
User testing: We used Tapes to form a grid on the floor and wrote numbers which gave a feel of the floor game. We asked the math teacher and other visually impaired students to play the game with us. We narrated the questions and instructions which helped them to play.
Problems that we came across while stimulating this activity:
- Not getting the starting point and the angle of change in direction
- Walking out of the mat whenever they had to turn
- Walking along the grid, did not using the center of the mat