CASSIDY LAVINE
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OLLO

OLLO

A toy to bridge the development gap between visually impaired and sighted children.

This product was made in collaboration with digital and interior design students.


2 MONTH project


updates IN PROGRESS

Prepare to go on a mission to return pieces of plants stolen by aliens!

A parent places all five planets on floor. The child’s mission is to to brave the galaxy and return the correct missing planet piece to the current planet sending out a distress signal (a repeating space sound). A space bag will help along the journey to hold all the planet pieces.

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Hard texture inspiration images: Use of tactile material by blind children is necessary to improve recognition through touch.

Hard texture inspiration images: Use of tactile material by blind children is necessary to improve recognition through touch.

Gradient and multicolor space precedent images for overall toy theme.

Gradient and multicolor space precedent images for overall toy theme.

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Preliminary user process and toy function sketches

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There are five plants with distinctly different physical characteristics. The textures have been tested and approved by a control group of visually impaired children.

There are five plants with distinctly different physical characteristics. The textures have been tested and approved by a control group of visually impaired children.

The missing planet pieces are returned to their home planet.

The missing planet pieces are returned to their home planet.

Exploded view of internal components.

Exploded view of internal components.

Example: To ensure that correct puck is matched with its planet, magnets in a specific orientation are inset in the two pieces for the works like model.

Example: To ensure that correct puck is matched with its planet, magnets in a specific orientation are inset in the two pieces for the works like model.

LittleBits are used in the works like model to produce light and audio.

LittleBits are used in the works like model to produce light and audio.