Posts Tagged ‘toy

02
Jun
10

Musical Makki

After analyzing interviews and observations gathered at the Bethany Center for Seniors in San Francisco, I decided to design a game to bring generations closer together. Many elders at the center spoke passionately about their love for music and children. However, it seemed they had little contact with either. The game, Musical Makki, is meant to take the success of music based games such as DDR and translate them into a less physically intensive and more intergenerational experience. A little girl can bring this game to her grandfather’s nursing home, and bond through silliness and laughter.


10
Nov
09

housewares project – let’s hang

My latest project for the Annual Housewares Contest. Reps from Ideo and Martha Stewart liked it!

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A photo of the presentation with sketch model.

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27
Jul
09

Broom Project – Crazy Cleanup!

For our intro project in ID2, we were asked to redesign a broom. I decided to create a broom based game for kids called ‘Crazy Cleanup!’. Basically, it is a wacky broom that shoots confetti out the end in hopes of encouraging or teaching cleaning. I carved a full scale model out of foam.

 

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18
Jul
09

Future Project – Go Fly, Glow Flies!

I had a lot of fun with this ID1 project. The assignment was to design a product in your field of interest for the Future. I chose to design a toy of the future. Imagining a future where children are obese, don’t get to play with each other due to video/computer games and rarely spend time outdoors – I came up with ‘Go Fly, Glow Flies!’, a game for the future. 

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18
Jul
09

Two random words project – Elefilm

This project sparked after choosing two random words from a hat. The words I chose were ‘soft’ and ‘camera’. After many different paths, I developed Elefilm; a buddy toy for children. It is a stuffed toy elephant with a simple video camera in his trunk. Children can record their favorite moments and people, and play them back on Elliot’s tummy. I even made a wacky working model (there is a webcam on the trunk that hooks up to a computer).

 

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