Hanzi's Secret

Bronze
2020

Chinese is an incredible language with beautiful character shapes and stories behind it. But to children, it can be hard to learn. Hanzi's Secret is an iPad app designed to help children learn Chinese in a new, fun way in which each Chinese character appears as a cute cartoon image. When children draw strokes following the instructions, they learn the meaning behind the character. After knowing a group of character radicals, which are the building blocks for creating a lot more characters, children can apply the method of word formation to quickly understand more Chinese characters. Over 40 animations in the app make learning Chinese characters easy and exciting.

Designed by: Bo Liu, Xiaofang Li, Zhao Liu, Zhuolin Gu and Weiwei Ma of BiBoBox Studio for Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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