PASSPORT KIDS MUSIC MAKER


CLIENT



PORTFOLIO

Biagio Goetzke



ROLE

Product Desgin, UX/UI, Coding



AWARDS


Smithsonian Institution Permanent Collection for Innovation









ABOUT


CHALLENGE

Create an engaging music platform that would both entertain and educate Sesame Street’s young audience.


SOLUTION

Modstar took our expertise in E-learning to the next level. We interviewed music composers, children aged 5 to 10, and the stakeholders at Sesame Street to defined goals and the best roadmap to realize them. We then created a platform where learning was hidden in the playing and experimentation. Our music maker game involved selecting a rhythm (African, Indian, Latin, etc.) and then adding melody blocks that featured instruments such as didgeridoo, violin, and accordion. While users made fun songs they inadvertently learned about bars and measures and hopefully got the ‘music bug’.


RESULTS

Passport Kid’s put Sesame Street at the forefront of emerging social media and was honored with the Smithsonian Institution’s Award for Excellence and placed in the Smithsonian’s Permanent Collection for Innovation.


DETAILS

Sesame Street reached out to Modstar, my boutique digitial production company, to build a music application after seeing my work for ABC.com's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? online game. After discussing the mission it was clear there was a good fit between my passion for e-learning and gaming and Sesame Street's vision to teach and engage children ranging from six to twelve.  My first impression was we needed to create an application that was inclusive to everyone and simple to use yet would delight anyone who interacted with it. Sesame Street teamed me with a composer who provided the audio assets that included looping rhythm tracks and samples of instruments from around the world. There was even a didgeridoo.

 

With a working prototype we began testing with as many participants as we could engage through our network. Our initial direction was received well and we made minimal changes such as adding text directions to the interface for clarity.

 

The platform was a great success and went on to be made part of the Smithsonian Institution Permanent Collection for Innovation

 

 









EXPERIENCE




RESULTS

The Make My Tune music maker allowed children to choose a looping rhythm track of music from around the world. They could then drag-and-drop from ten musical instruments to add samples.  They also had the ability to save and share their creations.










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