Guardian is a second screen experience being developed for an undisclosed client. Our team is focused on creating an application that will allow viewers of a television show, intended for young audiences, to interact with a mobile phone or tablet in a fun and engaging way. Our secondary goal will be to design the app as to allow the entirety of the brand IP ecosystem to connect and enhance the experience. The final result will be a vertical slice of the experience and robust documentation for how the complete product could be developed.
Our challenge comes in several forms. First, we need to discover viable methods for synchronously connecting to a show that is currently in progress. Second, we need to find a mechanism that will allow the user to interact at desired moments while keeping their attention on the primary screen. Finally, we need to ensure that the application is usable and entertaining for young children.