Educating parents of young gamers about the dangers of illegal loot box gambling and next steps to fighting against gaming corporations taking advantage of their young audience.
"PSA's should educate rather than shame or inflict fear. I want a PSA made for gamers, by gamers."
A reoccurring issue in the gaming community are gambling methods disguised as in-game lucky draws to prey on unsuspecting gamers of all ages, especially children. An announcement is needed to be made to educate children and their parents about loot box gambling and next steps to take action against illegal practices in the gaming industry.
TOOLS: Adobe XD, Photoshop
SKILLS: Prototyping, Web Design
The website has been undergoing constant change during the project duration THREE times. The main cause for our transformation of themes is mainly the inability for the theme to convey the message of my cause. To accomplish this, I built all prototypes in Adobe XD.
The simulator borrows CS:GO's loot box mechanics to demonstrate the exact win rates for items of different rarity.
TOOLS: Brackets, Visual Studio Code
After deciding on a theme to commit, I got to work building and designing the site. With huge time constraints, there wasn't much time for making the site responsive on all browsers however the loot box simulator was ready to be integrated as a separate page on the main website.
TOOLS: Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
SKILLS: Printmaking, Graphic Design
Another way to communicate our message is through physical interaction and handing out pamphlets. I designed the information layout and graphics on both sides of the loot box-shaped brochure using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. My other team member designed the shape and folding of the loot box pamphlet.
The printed prototype test print to demonstrate how folds and layout work
Photo credit: Roman Heit
Alternate poster was created with a PSA for posting inside a school building or even sharing on social media
"Unique design for the pamphlets ensure a higher success rate for distribution to reading ratio"
TOOLS: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp
SKILLS: Illustration, Icon Design, Graphic Design