Let's Play RPI Squares
Date: Fall Semester 2003
Tools:
  • Flash MX
  • Actionscript
  • Use Case Diagrams
  • Task Flow Diagrams
  • Heruristic Evaluation
  • Iterative Design Process
  • Paper Prototyping
  • User Sampeling Surveys
    Team Members:
  • Joel Jacob
  • Marc Janas
  • Bridget Keys
  • Jenny Kim
  • Dustin Kirk
    Deliverables:
  • Project Documentation (.doc) 1.6M
  • Project Presentation (.ppt) 1.5M
    Contact:
  • kirkd@alum.rpi.edu

  • RPI Squares

    Let's Play RPI Squares is the result of a semester long project for Human Computer Interaction. Tasked with designing and developing an educational game to help teach programming we decided to create a spoof of the popular television show Hollywood Squares.

    Hollywood Squares is a game in which 9 famous people take positions on a tic-tac-toe board. Contestants are asked to agree or disagree to answers given by the celebrities in response to questions asked by the host. The team chose to develop the game around an RPI theme and use some of the popular Computer Science professors as celebrities.

    The development of RPI Squares progressed throughout the semester utilizing course material an cumulated in a working game. The game is extensible in that the questions, answers, and explanations are all read from an XML file easily updateable by a professor. For further details, view the project documentation and presentation located on the left.

    Outcome
  • Successfully created an enjoyable educational game.
  • Very flexible; questions can be updated by anyone.
  • Cross-platform modality enables everyone to participate.
  • Implemented and demonstrated use of course material.


    Deliverables:
  • Project Documentation (.doc) 1.6M
  • Project Presentation (.ppt) 1.5M