Darkness Design is a portable light unit that encourages children to play with shadows in a fun and intuitive way.
The design is centered around a cylindrical wooden container that houses the projector. By pointing the projector at the wall, users can generate silhouetted scenes animated by their hands and other objects. Pre-made designs, easily cut from black paper, can either fix to the lens to create a backdrop, or serve as individual characters. Attached to each side, the device’s stand doubles as a handle, enabling easy transport inside and outside the home. Darkness Design encourages children to explore craft and storytelling through play.