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Illume Ipad App

Illume iPad App

Reading to a child is very important in their development, and experts say that reading aloud should start at birth. Often children want to hear the same stories over and over because they enjoy the characters in them, but it can be very tiring for parents to read the same stories every night. Illume allows parents to read new stories every night with familiar characters the children love.

Illume generates a story for parents to read to their child. The user can pick locations, characters, and objects that will integrate into their custom story. Illume will also generate imagery to go along with the story, emulating children’s books. Users can even add their own characters, objects, and backgrounds as well as draw their own images to go along with it. Illume promotes creativity and getting children excited about reading by allowing them to take part in the creation of the stories. The app can also help introduce children to family and different types of people.

Illume also includes a marketplace where users can expand their storybooks with art from well-known illustrators or their favorite characters.

Skills:
+Interactive Design
+Illustration

Awards:
+Gold in Creative Circus Student Show

Process Documentation:
+View PDf

The app's home screen prompts the user to start a new story. To the left the user can access their saved stories and to the right the user can create new characters.

The app's home screen prompts the user to start a new story. To the left the user can access their saved stories and to the right the user can create new characters.

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The user can choose to customize their story or randomize the elements in it. 

The user can choose to customize their story or randomize the elements in it. 

If the user chooses to randomize their story they will be brought to this screen. 

If the user chooses to randomize their story they will be brought to this screen. 

After pressing "find out" they will get a teaser for their story and then be able to read it or go back. 

After pressing "find out" they will get a teaser for their story and then be able to read it or go back. 

If the user chooses to fully customize their story they will be led through choosing a setting, characters, and objects to be integrated into the story. 

If the user chooses to fully customize their story they will be led through choosing a setting, characters, and objects to be integrated into the story. 

Sample page from a generated story.

Sample page from a generated story.

Users can also customize characters using the character builder. 

Users can also customize characters using the character builder. 

The app also includes a drawing area where users can create completely custom characters. 

The app also includes a drawing area where users can create completely custom characters.