Songs of Cultures
Learn Music & Languages in AR
BESTFORM Award 2019 – Finalist
EFRE – Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung
Art Foundation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt and Kloster Bergesche Foundation
Spark the love for cultures & languages through children’s songs – with magical music worlds & funny animals enchanted into your room by Augmented Reality.
The world is growing closer together than ever. Still there are gaps in knowing each others culture. Different countries have different customs, songs and rituals. To promote a better understanding of languages, cultures and empathy for each other’s perspective we need to apply design thinking and social entrepreneurship towards technology.
By creating a meaningful application like „Songs of Cultures“ we can show the beautiful side of cultures with songs, melodies and legends in a didactic and entertaining way. It’s a multilingual children App with song and loving illustrations in which fantastic worlds and characters are brought to life through augmented reality technology. As an educational game it awakens interest in other cultures and promotes the ability to deal with them openly. The book serves as a haptical and physical element with the app which conveys melodies and lyrics through simple interactions. Songs are sung by characters who magically immerse the environment in a new cultural atmosphere. Their appearance and their instruments show typical characteristics of the different cultures. You can simply listen, enjoy or sing along and practice lyrics and melodies.
Created in cooperation with educators and parents, Songs of Cultures easily helps children to discover different countries, their languages and special features. With curiosity and fun, the app simplifies the integration of children into a new environment and exploring their own background.
Recommended age: 3-10 years