Many of the children in our user group played Minecraft on a local server, autcraft. We chose to make the kinect app the Minecraft theme to encourage kids to use it.
UI Design Desicions
After running the pilot study, I realized having as few distractions as possible on screen was best. I chose a white background so the kids can focus on themselves and the animated character. Kids follow along with a Minecraft character who has been animated to do the same exercises Andrew does in class.
Interaction Design Choices
Accessible digitally, kids from all over can have access to Andrew's therapeutic dance class. Since users may not have strong control of their extremities the interaction was designed to be hands free; the system communicates visually and audibly.