Technological Toys

Designing toys is serious business. Technological advancements, including the touchscreen, are re-defining how children play and interact with toys – making this exciting and challenging time for designers. New innovative products utilising these breakthroughs include Drawdio (a pen that draws with sound) and Sifteo cubes (tiny touch screen cubes that interact with each other). Design criticism graduate Amna Siddiqui undertook a study of the social and cognitive effects of these new products and presented her findings in May.