Poetry by heart is a charity active since 2010, committed to the promotion of poetry both in school and outside school.
The charity commissioned Howoco for the creation of a new section for the website called “Poetry for Children”.
The question I explored was how I could engage and maintain the focus of the children visiting the site. I decided to focus on interaction in conjunction with a simple colourful interface.
Due to time and budget constraints some of the illustrations were made from icons by The Noun Project (www.thenounproject.com) the choice of the subject and the representation of the verses were decided by myself. Each page invites children to read a poem, to listen to a voice over, to record themselves, to play activities and to carry on discovering the archive further.
I contributed to the design of a catalogue with instructions for teachers as part of the resources offered by the charity.