At the moment I am working on a project called Otomori, together with Nino de Wit, as part of the national organization “Meer Muziek in de Klas” (translated More Music in the Classroom). I will keep updating this page when there are new developments!
Otomori at the national education Fair
From the 24th of January till the 28th of January we displayed our project at the National Education Fair (Nationale Onderwijs Tentoonstelling NOT) in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands. The fair was opened by the Queen of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima. During the opening she visited our project and watched two children play with it. She also tried the game out for herself, which was an amazing experience for us as developers. During the rest of the week we got some great feedback on the gameplay and product. A lot of teachers visiting the fair were very enthusiastic about the concept of the game.
Otomori at HKU showcase
On Tuesday the 20th of December we did the first presentation for Otomori at the HKU (University of Arts Utrecht) Showcase. During the day all students from the HKU showed the projects they are currently working on. A lot of people played with Otomori and we got a lot of positive responses.
Otomori is the first and only tactile memory game based on sound. Children love to play this game, while unconsciously training their hearing and auditive memory. They also discover new synthesized sounds that are not commonly heard in everyday surroundings. Otomori is a helpful addition to music lessons in elementary school.
The word Otomori is derived from the japanese words “oto” and “memori” which mean sound and memory.
Our mission is to give children in primary school a useful tool with which they can practice their hearing and have a lot of fun. Without visual distractions the children will focus more on the sound and be they will be able to hear more detail and difference in every sound.