The education of children in their early development is an essential time for them to develop their minds both cognitively and creatively. Reading, in particular, is one of the most important factors within this developmental stage, and thus needs to be fully grasped by children. A widening gap of illiteracy in America may be lessened by a more interactive and creative approach to learning. With the advent of the computer and motion graphics software, this thesis proves that there is now a more engaging way of educating our youth. Using the characters within the words to create imagery, rather than a series of lines, this thesis adapts the story of the popular children's storybook I Love the Rain by Margaret Park Bridges. It attempts to make a visual link between elements of the story and the typographical contents within. An example of this is a portion of the story that likens the raindrops to race cars zooming down the school bus window. Unlike traditional print media, the format of this book, which this thesis proposes, allows for children as users to interact with the story itself. Once a child between the ages of four and ten reads a section of the book, they are rewarded with an animation. That is to say, this thesis aims to show children that reading can be a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. Please visit this thesis' web site at www.taleinmotion.com

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Reading (Elementary)--Interactive multimedia; Reading--Computer-assisted instruction; Children's literature--Interactive multimedia; Graphic design (Typography); Computer animation--Technique; Electronic books--Design

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Jackson, Chris

Advisor/Committee Member

Orzel, Virginia


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: LB1573 .H68 2007


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