In October 2013 Sophia George became the first Games Designer in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, in partnership with Abertay University and V&A Dundee.
Sophia developed an iPad game based on a well-known William Morris design, Strawberry Thief, which is on display in the museum’s British Galleries. The non-competitive game enables players to explore this iconic pattern as it builds in three levels from pencil sketch to the final multi-coloured and textured design.
This case study is based on an interview with Sophia George and a number of secondary sources. Quotes are from this interview, and images are courtesy of Sophia George, unless otherwise attributed. It was written by Amy Twigger Holroyd, May 2015.