Forest invites kids and adults alike to engage with a giant tactile colour mixer, with ‘spinner’ controls distributed across a 7 x 2 grid of custom-fabricated MDF panels. Built in collaboration between Micah Scott and a team at Ryerson University’s New Media Program, the interactive installation is currently showing at TIFF Kid’s digiPlaySpace. CAN goes behind the scenes to get a glimpse into this ambitious project’s conception and fabrication.
Created by Patrick Smith (Vectorpark), Metamorphabet is an all-ages animated (English) alphabet for the iOS. Poke, prod, drag, and spin the letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations.
Knock Knock is a playful calculator aimed at small children which allows calculation simply by knocking and will give back the answer using the same knocking tone.
Drawnimal aims to expand iOS device by using simple tools like pen and paper and motivate children to learn the alphabet and leave the digital screen using simple physical interaction.
When Mia, my daughter, was 1 she she knew how to unlock the iPhone. When she was two she was quite confident where things are and what apps she likes most. Now that is three she knows exactly what she wants on her (errgh My!) iPad and iPhone. There is always CBeebies on BBC iPlayer […]
Technology has a strange way of propagating itself into everyday life. Science, technology and biology all play a role in making human life last longer and the person who will live more than 150 years has already been born (ref). Children don’t understand life or death nor they are particularly interested in it. Toys live forever, sometimes switch […]
Puppet Parade is an interactive installation by Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson of Design I/O that allows children to use their arms to puppeteer larger than life creatures projected on the wall in front of them. This dual interactive setup allows children to perform alongside the puppets, blurring the line between the ‘audience’ and the puppeteers and […]
Created by a newly formed sister company of Aircord.jp: PPP, TSUMIKI is a new series of toys that incorporate computer vision to both recognise physical blocks and project content onto them. The idea behind PPP (Permanent Play Project) is to explore new ways of “playing” for the next generation. They rearrange longtime beloved toys such as […]
Little Magic Stories is the latest project by Chris O’Shea, with aim to encourage children to use their creativity to bring stories to life. The installation allows them to create a performance from within their imagination, on stage, in front of an audience of family and friends. Chris writes: This version This is the first […]
Created by Joshua Noble, Chris Bierbower and Mette Lyckegaard, The Binary Counter is an interactive display and teaching tool for kids to explore the most basic building blocks of digital information: 1’s and 0’s. The team broke a byte into its 8 bits and gave each a physical and visual representation using motors and LEDs. […]
Few weeks ago Takayuki mentioned a project he was working on. To my usual interest, few DMs were exchanged on Twitter finding out it’s a children’s animated book conceptualized by Mobile Art Lab that comes with a physical book you can order through amazon.jp. Considering I have an 8-month old daughter, I was very excited. […]
Noteput is an interactive music table with tangible notes, that combines all three senses of hearing, sight and touch to make learning the classical notation of music for children and pupils more easy and interesting. “Noteput” activates by putting a treble clef on the table. As soon as a note is placed on the staves, […]