An early sketch
Trying to find a jigsaw puzzle game for his daughter's iPad, Chris Laughlin, the CEO of Travelzoo, found the experience frustrating, all of the games he bought were disappointing. He asked for our help, and together we sketched out “Map of the World”, a fun learning game for kids (and adults alike).
Jigsaw ‘Puzzle’ Pieces
Numerous sketches, studies and even films went into studying these deceitfully simple pieces.
How do jigsaw puzzles work? How do pieces fall? How do they mix up?
We chose simplicity and a bit of ‘magic’:
Shaking the device distributes the pieces randomly. Tilting the iPad causes the pieces to ‘fall’, and the way they do takes into account the accelerometer and the size of each individual piece, some fall quicker, some...slower.
Q: How much work
does it go into an icon?