Monday, 1 September 2014

Designed in China - Innovative educational toy Kai Fang

Connectivity to parents for millions of 'left behind' children was the inspiration for an innovative cloud connected educational toy concept by Master of Industrial Design student Kai Fang.

The concept utilises popular voice recording features of cloud based social media apps like WeChat to allow parents to read stories and connect. Children can talk to the toy and leave messages for parents.


Designed in China - innovative cloud connected educational toy for rural chinese 'left behind' children designed by Master of Industrial Design student Kai Fang.

Rapid economic development throughout the world has caused a rich poor gap that has forced millions of workers to emigrate from the rural areas to the cities. This has created millions of children left behind in the rural areas under the care of relatives, mostly grandparents with little or no education, family friends, or having to take care of themselves. 


Often, the caretakers do not have the physical ability, financial means nor possess the knowledge needed to take care of these children. In China alone, there are 61 million children; 40% of these children are under age 5. 70% of these left behind children in China do not get to see their parents annually. 


Designed in China - innovative cloud connected educational toy for rural chinese 'left behind' children designed by Master of Industrial Design student Kai Fang.


Concept sketches for innovative cloud connected educational toy for rural chinese 'left behind' children designed by Master of Industrial Design student Kai Fang.


 Concept sketches for innovative cloud connected educational toy for rural chinese 'left behind' children designed by Master of Industrial Design student Kai Fang.



Concept sketches for innovative cloud connected educational toy for rural chinese 'left behind' children designed by Master of Industrial Design student Kai Fang.


Concept sketches for innovative cloud connected educational toy for rural chinese 'left behind' children designed by Master of Industrial Design student Kai Fang.

The Master of Industrial Design is a two year Double Masters program offered at the  Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School (Suzhou). The project is part of MDC5100 offered by Monash University Art Design and Architecture - MADA.

Students interested in the Master of Industrial Design (Double Masters) delivered in Suzhou should contact ian.wong@monash.edu

Full course details on SEU website here. http://yzb.seu.edu.cn/s/352/t/1754/09/b2/info68018.htm


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