Canton of St. Gallen’s scholastic education program
MATH-4 FOR LOGISCH PLUS – BROWSER BASED MULTIPLATFORM AWS APP
The server-based browser application also known as ‘Learn Balloon Math Four’ is provided in the classroom and at-home learning for fourth-grade math students.
As the design lead for the project, we were tasked to deliver a design that was both fulling the educational goals of the Canton and provide an engaging, intuitive experience for the students.
To create an experience for the students that were engaging and motivational in learning the math lessons presented, we drew from traditional gamification approaches to design a character personalization system. Using a customizable balloon, the student could personalize the character with decorations and fun animations purchased from the app’s online shop. We designed an in-game coin economy around earning coins as they completed lessons. Their personalized balloon companion always accompanied the student on their lesson journeys with instructions and help when needed.
Math4 start screen. As the student earns coins from completing exercises, they can change the balloon's face, coloration, and background.
Exercise level design using dice progression to indicate difficulty. Full yellow stars show completion, circle arcs indicate progress
Exercise category selection with four difficulty levels, each with progress towards completion indicated by stars.
In addition to the student application, we also designed the customer portal and admin backend for the school district administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
A paid version is available for parents interested in the application outside the canton of St. Gallen