Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio

Why interactive children's books are different

Why interactive children's books are different

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.

Interactive children's books can be electronic or paper-based, or a combination of both. The technology they use can be as sophisticated as augmented reality or as simple as a sticker. But what they all have in common is that they are rarely the product of a single creator. Like all children's books, they also have an unusually complex relationship between creators, purchasers and end users.

In this talk, new Studio resident Jenny Grinsted will explore a new way of developing interactive children's books using the principles of rapid prototyping and user testing. By doing this, can we develop more creative and original interactive stories – and bring the views and interests of children and parents into the heart of the development process?

The Pervasive Media Studio is located within the Watershed building. Let us know if you'd like a tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to studio@watershed.co.uk