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Multi Dance: A foot controlled video game to teach kids multiplication

I have a masters degree (MSc) in making computers user friendly. This is a video I made demonstrating my masters degree project (3 mins). The project was a video game called Multi Dance that teaches children multiplication tables. It was designed to be foot controlled using a dance mat. The idea was to use technology […]

I have a masters degree (MSc) in making computers user friendly. This is a video I made demonstrating my masters degree project (3 mins).

The project was a video game called Multi Dance that teaches children multiplication tables. It was designed to be foot controlled using a dance mat. The idea was to use technology and exercise to make learning fun. Maybe I was on to something because now Nintendo are doing similar things with Brain Training and the Wii Fit.

The video is slightly embarrassing, but in my defence I made it in 2006, on my home PC with no budget, borrowing a camera from the university and using free editing software from the internet. Thankfully, since making this video I’ve learned professional film-making techniques like using a tripod, fading in music and not wearing national health service glasses.

Created as part MSc masters degree project in human-centred computer systems at Sussex University, tutored by Dr Judith Good.

Music by Dan Franks of the Freestyle Funk Collective

By louiechristie

Adventurous, web developer, coding coach, underground comedian in my head. 😬