New App ‘Weather’ Educating and Inspiring Kids with Illustration

We’ve featured the creative and educational apps for kids makers, Tinybop as well as the very talented Jasu Hu on Ape on the Moon before.

So when we heard that they had recently worked on a new project together, we were keen to take a look at the app and the process behind its creation.

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Using beautifully illustrated designs to not just educate children but inspire them to be inquisitive about the world around them is a wonderful thing.

In Tinybop’s ninth app created specifically for this purpose, “kids can play with sun, air, water, temperature, wind, and precipitation. They can dive into a cloud and see what it’s made of.”

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Raul Gutierrez of Tinybop talks about ‘Weather‘ and some of the ideas behind creating the app.

“By revealing these mysteries we hope kids will better understand the skies they see every day. Staring at clouds and wondering what they’re made of is the stuff of childhood—and it’s a valuable opportunity for parents.

Observing the weather leads to conversations and learning about the science behind it.”

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We asked Tinybop to share with us some of the stages the project went through and what it was like to work with Jasu Hu.

Colleen Hampton, Product Manager of ‘Weather’ shared her thoughts on the collaboration as well as giving us a peek behind some of the mechanics that go into constructing software like this.

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“Jasu is a thinking designer. She is thoughtful in her approach and thorough in her design.”

“She started the app with an amazing inspiration board that had content pulled from photographs, movies, places and games.”

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“Not only were her ideas beautiful but she had a variety of approaches and visuals to tell each story. She brought so much to the table from the very first day.”

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© Tinybop Inc., 2016

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