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First steps in design

We blogged recently about the usability testing we’d undertaken on three design concepts with The Insight Lab detailing the methodology and headline results. Here’s some more detail about the three prototypes we put to the test. 1,520 more words


Prototypes: an integral part of software development

This time I’d like to talk about the process of creating prototypes. Though this blog is about mobile gaming, prototypes can be a valuable tool for almost any time of software development. 1,291 more words

Game Development

The wonders of Tech #3: Oculus Rift

Oculus arguably single-handedly revived interest in consumer virtual reality, and it’s been far more willing than its competitors to release prototype hardware to developers and fans — after all, the original Kickstarter campaign promised backers an early version. 533 more words

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Grain Comparison

Beech                                                                                           Soft Wood

From the above photos you can see how beech would is better suited to the product.

As the grain is more subtle in the beech would this should cause less confusion which assembling the jigsaw. 65 more words


jigsaws cut into beech wood

Here are some of the jigsaws shortly after being laser cut. A coat or two of varnish will make the colour difference more obvious. But overall this is a good improvement from the last prototype.


Prototype - Take two - Beech wood

Beech would has a more fine and even grain, which means the grain won’t be as obvious as the previous softer wood.


I labelled each block and matched each block by grain and colour variation, in order to make the  jigsaw design look even when laser cut onto the wood.


Silhouette redesign

After playing around with the silhouettes I determined that just placing the silhouettes in rows across the blocks was boring and some silhouette weren’t easily recognised. 21 more words