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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
12-17 November 2018
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

Umeå Institute of Design

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Connected Play

Connected Play explores the potential of combining physical and digital play through a social sports game played with robots.

Designed in collaboration with toy manufacturer LEGO, the concept consists of three parts. The first part is the ‘core block’, the centre of the model, upon which attachments can be built. The second is the ‘wristband of power’, a wearable band holding three ‘power bricks’ used in the game to determine the robot’s moves. As the child plays, the band tracks and translates their movements. The final part of the project is a mobile app that connects the LEGO robot and the wearable and enables the child to choose between a variety of sports games. The Connected Play project allows children to engage alone or with friends through a connected network, combining both physical and digital play.

Umeå Institute of Design

WEBSITE

www.dh.umu.se/en/
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Connected Play

Connected Play explores the potential of combining physical and digital play through a social sports game played with robots.

Designed in collaboration with toy manufacturer LEGO, the concept consists of three parts. The first part is the ‘core block’, the centre of the model, upon which attachments can be built. The second is the ‘wristband of power’, a wearable band holding three ‘power bricks’ used in the game to determine the robot’s moves. As the child plays, the band tracks and translates their movements. The final part of the project is a mobile app that connects the LEGO robot and the wearable and enables the child to choose between a variety of sports games. The Connected Play project allows children to engage alone or with friends through a connected network, combining both physical and digital play.

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