We have been selected as a Maker at Maker Faire for Arduino, Art and Design, Toys, Education, Kids category for HugMatch Interactive toy design for visually impaired children.
"Helping the Visually Impaired, One Hug at a Time" Design gives people a chance to create their own rules, which is a better way to nurture communication and imagination.
Looking at how play and a toy could be used to build empathy with two kids. It was nice to see that as the research unfolded and multiple visits were had with the children... those insights were nicely incorporated into the design iterations of the toy. - Jury Commentary
Chloe Koo is a visual experience designer. While attending the Parsons School of Design, Chole created a series of dolls for visually impaired children (ages 3-5) through her thesis project, HugMatch. Chloe’s dolls help children improve their hearing and sense of touch.
"Hugmatch Could be the Cutest-Ever Game for Kids with Low Vision. Maker Faire Moment" HugMatch is a toy for visually impaired and sighted children ages 2 through 5.
HugMatch is a game designed to help visually impaired children develop their sense of touch and hearing. The game is played in pairs or groups with dolls that are made with various fabrics and programmed to play different sounds.