- Original Title: egiBU
- Year: 2016
- Award: WSA Young Innovators
- Category: Young Innovators
- Producer: Ms. Nora Ferrucci
- Organisation: Designer freelance
- Country: Italy
- URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/egibu/id1141380322?mt=8
egiBU is an educational game where the protagonist is an explorer that supports children discovering one of the most mysterious and fascinating civilization in history: the Egyptians.
Guided by the narrator voice children have to complete levels in the game with increasing difficulty. For example, in the first level, they have to tap on the screen in order to make the Nile overflow, then to spread the Nile silt to fertilize the desert and, at the end, they have to cut the papyrus to see how the Egyptians used it. In this way they don’t have to watch and listen explanations, because they are the protagonists of the story.
Thanks to the power of infographics children are not only introduced to history, but also to geography. In fact the first infographic makes a comparison between length and location of the most important rivers in the world. This allows them to learn about the past and also make comparisons with the present by involving different subjects at the same time. The idea comes from the impact that images and tecnology have in todays society. It has been demonstrated that children pay more attention to images than just text.