In an attempt to pick the two exhibits (out of five still under consideration) for the prototype of MicroRangers, we used transparencies over photos of the actual exhibits to develop potential storyboards of the augmented reality “microgames” players will have to beat to solve micro-related challenges.
The Frog site:
The Water Buffalo site:
The Beaver site:
The Coral site:
The Pygmy site:
Last week took an online survey, to see what everyone thought of the different sites (to weigh in on the most educational, most fun and most plausible) and … the results were mixed, with Frogs and Pygmies in a slight overall lead.
BUT… at the end of this session, when we voted again, the results were different BUT STILL very close…
Basically all of the 5 sites have great potential for the game, interest us, and our scenarios and AR game ideas could all be super fun…
SO… we are going to take some time to process it all and, at the next sessions, the program facilitators will return with a proposal for the final two sites.
Extra Learning Opportunity:
This article: Fungus Chomping Micro Predators Could Protect Amphibians from Deadly Skin Disease is our Extra Learning Opportunity for this week. Relevant to the frog site this reading shows why we should preserve unknown biodiversity, even on a microbial level! Check it out!