Interactive Writing

Dialogue and Interaction Script for Preschool iPad App


Ages 3-5

What this is

A script and game design document for a preschool iPad app made by the startup PlaySquare. The app is no longer in the app store, so you can’t see it in action unfortunately. It was an “appisode,” meaning an episode of the PBS Kids literacy TV show “WordWorld” that we were making interactive. Everything in the following document labeled “iSegment” is my work, the “vSegment” pages are dialogue from the original show.

What I did

Assessed the original TV episode and determined where interactivity would fit into the storyline. I designed the interactive gameplay and mocked up rough visuals for the designer and engineer. I wrote the dialogue for the app narrator, which included instructions and feedback for the child in the interactive games.