Deepend were tasked with the unique challenge of developing an interactive, educational platform to increase engagement, connection and well-being for children and young people educationally at-risk. Children often feel scared and isolated during their stay in hospital, and can face substantial disruption to their usual schooling program. The Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute is committed to providing a rich learning experience so that their education continues during their stay. The App was to be a collaborative learning tool that covered a vast range of topics, would appeal to broad age range of children (3-18), and would create greater awareness of the different roles the hospital staff play in the care of children.
The app contains various types of games with a different level of difficulties suited to a variety of audiences whilst continuing to complement the educational content in the app.
Deepend’s design team have created hand drawn illustrations unique to Ed and his Curious Crew characters, as well as the characters’ settings in the app.
Influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach, the structure and content in the app is created to encourage learning discovery and interaction.
Through powerful storytelling, we encourage children to be immersed in the rich content and become an active participant in the app’s functionality, whilst also providing an equally enjoyable experience for the parents, nurses and doctors alike.