Design consultancy Frog has come up with a new children’s gaming platform, which combines digital and real-world play in order to encourage children to explore, reports DesignWeek.
“Yibu” uses sensors in real-world objects as a way to bridge the gap between digital and real-world. In something of a role-reversal from the data collection we’re used to sensors performing, they instead provide input to the game. In other words, what the kids do with the sensor-fitted objects affects what happens in the digital game. The idea is that the framework can enable developers to encourage children to play inside or outside, exploring and learning about the world around them.