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360blog » Blog Archive » Enhancing Play for Children – RFID and Technology Toys. I’ve been wondering when RFID would begin to take a hold in the toy market.
RFID is a technology that takes advantage of small wireless computer chips that have the ability to talk to one another. One way of thinking about the technology is that if a shirt had an RFID tag in it, whenever you dropped off the shirt at a dry cleaner, the radio frequencies emitted by the tag would alert some other computer in the store; it would know instantly who you are and how you would like your shirt laundered without ever saying a word to anyone. RFID allows any two (or more) items embedded with the technology to know about each other, and know how far away they are from each other. RFID used within toy products has the wonderful ability to work with the way children naturally play, and also offers new and imaginative enhanced play opportunities. Imagine a toy house complete with furniture, different dolls of family members, pets and vehicles that all could be electronically aware of each other.
Last week we were given a stark reminder of just how far the toy industry has to go in making great toys for girls that promote engineering, in the form of this Barbie travesty. Here’s a nice antidote from a UX design firm called Slice of Lime: Nübi, a connected toy prototype that aims to teach basic programming skills to kids of any gender. At the Chicago Toy & Game Fair this weekend, Nübi was named one of the winners of the DevelopHer challenge, a design competition for toys “focused on girls ages 3-12 in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).”
Its creator, Slice of Lime CEO Kevin Menzie, describes Nübi as a connected toy that takes the form of an alien who just arrived on Earth and needs to be taught about everything, from colours to music to the weather. The “words” they use to communicate take the form of circular cards with things like colours and musical notes. Exploring ‘Immaterials’: Mediating Design’s Invisible Materials. Exploring ‘Immaterials’: Mediating Design’s Invisible Materials Timo Arnall Oslo School of Architecture & Design, Oslo, Norway This article explores the related issues of invisibility and material in interaction design, and argues that there is a need to consider ‘immaterials’ as a frame to explore and mediate invisible technological systems.
Contemporary visions of technological development often focus on invisibility and ‘seamlessness’ in interface technologies, while the methods of building knowledge about designing with these technologies or issues of agency and control over these invisible interfaces are overlooked. I approach this in two related ways. Keywords – RFID, Design Material, Communication, Interaction Design, Discursive Design, Ubiquitous Computing. Projects. Touch researches RFID through a practice-based interaction design approach.
We are actively creating concepts, sketches and prototypes, and investigating how they manifest as products. These artefacts are part of an inter-related design and research process that helps us understand the complex layers of technology, design and research. Immaterials: Ghost in the field This project explored the spatial qualities of RFID, visualised through an RFID probe, long exposure photography and animation. 360blog » Blog Archive » Extending RFID Play – Animal Scramble by Wild Planet. Last year I wrote about a tech toy product called Hyper Dash developed by the toy company Wild Planet.
Hyper Dash is an electronic game that allows one user to hide up to five hockey puck sized targets, indoors or out, and another person can search for these targets with the help of a talking controller. 360blog » Blog Archive » Extending RFID Play – Animal Scramble by Wild Planet. Wesco - Exemples de normes et directives. Retour d'expérience : JB Bois et ses jouets bois certifiés PEFC. Fédération Française des Industries Jouet - Puériculture : FJP. ActuKids - La lettre de veille de l'univers de l'enfant. Présentation du Grand Prix du jouet - La Revue du Jouet. La Revue du Jouet - L'information des professionnels des marchés des jeux et jouets. Commerce de détail de jouets Archives. Êtes-vous fait pour ce secteur d'activité ?
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