Website is (finally) up!

Phew, It has been a weird couple of days. I think I’ve been through 20-30 various different themes before arriving at this one (Thank you Graphene.)
I am so happy with the site and am super excited to start building apps and keeping them up to date here.

A little about me

My name is James and I am currently studying Games design and art BA at WSA in Winchester, UK. I love arts and crafts, various pretty things, playing games and chatting!

I wrote an essay last year entitled How does gamification enhance assistive technology for KS2 children with learning disabilities? Writing this essay I learnt so much about AT (assistive technology) and how little customisation is done for children who require AT. Some children find it very difficult to use because its ugly, complicated or even the wrong tech altogether. I would love to see this company move forward into designing customised AT for anyone who needs it.

Why Build Create Play?

Build Create Play (BCP) are going to be designing fun games and apps that can be played for educational purposes. The main goal is fun and learning through play. I am a great believer in learning through play. Children will naturally role play various situations in order to learn them better. Who doesn’t remember pretending to be something else when they were a kid (I was always Lara Croft). Through these role plays and games we learnt appropriate and inappropriate behaviour which carries with us into adulthood.

BCP is about harnessing these natural rules that children develop and manipulating them to amplify the learning.

What else is on this website?

This website will also be serving as my reflective journal for my final year at Uni. The game I will make will be sticking to the criteria for BCP so I am more that happy to post it here.

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
— Albert Einstein

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