Picture This

Recently, while playing with a 2-year old and a 7 year-old, I had this interesting thought.

Using Airplay, we were projecting the images fro the iPad’s camera of the 2-year old on the screen. She was rather delighted to see herself on the big screen. Then someone suggested showing her the view of her back. Something that she could not have seen with just the mirror.

Then, while walking out a room where we switched off the lights, I was talking to a 7 year-old about a dark room and soon ended up telling him about darkrooms. I caught myself trying to explain what films are, as if it was a relic of history.

Do all these experiences with photos and videos from digital cameras change the way a child grows up about images? Do these have further impact on how the young learn?

Tactilize, an iPad app

Tactilize, an iPad app

Tactilize is a interesting publishing tool that might seem deceptively simple. In one screen, present an idea which might include links and pop-up text boxes. To be effective, the visual impact of the presentation is critical. This starts with the selection of the background image, and also the selection and arrangements of the other text, images and links.

The constraint of working everything into just one page is a great challenge in communicating the essence while effective getting attention.

There is a gallery that would include some good exemplars and each one is in just one screen.

This is perhaps one of the ways for exposure and training in visual literacy. If you do venture into this, do share with me your creations and the process you went through.


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An educator at large and learner at heart. Founder of Pauseability. Encouraging everyone to learn to pause, and pause to learn.
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