Color Hunt

Our smart object is an interactive color learning device for young children (ages 2-6). 

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Feature 1

Our smart object is an interactive color learning device for young children (ages 2-6). We wanted to create a better interactive experience for younger children to learn color using our device with their familiar surroundings as their classroom.

The parents play an active role in customizing our device for their child and their child’s surroundings. Using the iPhone app, parents can upload images of objects around their house to the box’s image library, tag the color and also record themselves pronouncing the name of the color for the child to play back and learn from.

The device turns on when picked up — glows from the interior, shows an image on the top screen and plays the associated audio. The child can change the color of the box and its screen images by pressing the the button on the top. They can then go search for the image displayed on the top of the box within their house. When it is located, the screen gives a rewarding feedback image.

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process & prototyping

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Context:

Smart objects class

MFA SVA iXD

Timeline:

Spring 2013

Project Roles:

Concept development, research, user scenario, system flow diagram, app wireframe and design, physical build, and code in Arduino

Team:

Emi Yasaka and Willa Tracosas