Children Toy Concept Presentation
Course: Design Principles I
Software: Illustrator, Photoshop
Material: Basswood, Pushpins
This assignment asked students to research, come up with a toy concept, and make a presentation with skills we learned through out the whole semester.
After research for the children’s cognitive development and the games they play, I came up with an idea about integrating the physical interaction with the world, the reading and the thinking in one toy concept, and that is my Children’s PlayBook: “Help Daisy Grow Her Flower!”.
“Help Daisy Grow Her Flower!” tells a story about a girl who loves flower and wants to plant her own flower. By following the instructions on the pages, children take out wooden pieces, such as seed and water kettle, embedded in the pages and place them to the next page. In the final page when the kids rotate the sun they installed, the flower will shows up above the ground.
I designed for children age from 1-5. In this book, children are encouraged to read, to touch and to think. They are learning by doing, which is the most effective way of engraving the knowledge in mind.