Common visual perceptional teaching aids are often 2D diagrams, which often failed at maintaining children’s attention due to its lack of interactive features, resulting in inefficiency at integrating perceptional skills into children’s daily activity. In order to help children develop visual perceptional skills, we drew on an application (2D), pop-up books(2.5D), wooden toys (3D) and three kinds of electronic modules to develop a multi-dimensional learning process to help parents and educators understand children’s growth. Under this design, children can play the role of an adventurer, Wreddy, in a rich environment and accomplish different tasks. Through passing different stages, children could eventually reach their developmental milestones.
These easy-to-use interfaces allow inexperienced parents to teach children and provides story-telling and sound effects.
The wise man, Ma-ah(left), leads the adventurer, Wreddy(right), to complete missions. As long as the child holds Wreddy in his/her hand, there is nothing to be afraid of!
Physical objects contain an abundance of visual and tactile information such as size, shape, colour, and texture cues. The abstract shapes also leave room for kid’s own imagination and interpretation.
Tokensense - Electronic module
Provides novel ways of interaction and allows tracking of the child’s current development by sensing electronic circuits embedded in the toys.
Who is hiding behind the coral reef?
Many marine animals are hiding behind these colorful coral reefs. Wreddy's mission is to find the target, along with other similar animals and parts of animals from the background.
Shiny Magical Mushrooms
Entering this magic forest, Wreddy's mission is to jump over the flickering mushrooms. Kids need to memorize their positions and the sequence.
Rainbow Bridge in the Kingdom of Cloud
There is a big hole at the center of the Kingdom of Cloud; Wreddy’s mission is to build a bridge from one tower to another to join the isolating towers.