TOY DA HYUN KIM | SENIOR THESIS | JESSICA IRISH | PART 2
INTRODUCTION Ever since I was young, I abhored insects- bugs. Bugs just looked disgusting and their millions of legs were way too annoying. It is hard to see a close-up picture of bugs because their eyes nasty and texture is gross. I always cried and screamed when I saw bugs and the problem is I STILL do.
PROPOSAL I am going to create a series of educational bug toys for kindergarten and elementary school kids. Kids will have to connect different body parts to have a final form of a bug.
AUDIENCE Parents instead of children -Children from age 4 to 6
PROCEDURE 1. Experiment with different mediums 2. Brainstorm concept for story book 3. Draw characters - illustrations 4. Package design 5. Ideas for video 6. Create advertisement
PROCESS FIRST FIVE PROTOTYPES -For my first prototype, I decided to make 5 different insects with 5 different materials.
SPIDER - CLOTH & COTTON
CENTIPEDE - HANDKNIT
DRAGONFLY - FELT (FINGERDOLL) BUTTERFLY - ORIGAMI
LADYBUG - CLAY
PROCESS SECOND PROTOTYPE -From the critique, handknitted centipede and dragonfly made out of felt got chosen. From this point, I decided to create educational toys for children- toys that are able to disconnect, so the kids can put them together.
PROCESS THIRD PROTOTYPE -From my second prototype, I decided to make insects with the felt because they are easier to handle and disconnect / connect.
INSPIRATION / RESEARCH
Toy made out of papers / connected by legos / different dimensions - at JFK Airport
STORY BOOK - CHARACTER SKETCH PROTOTYPE 1
STORY BOOK - BOOK COVER
“I like to eat bugs that destroy your garden!”
STORY BOOK - CHARACTER SKETCH PROTOTYPE 2
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT 1. Make the characters look more friendly and cute / cohesive to toys 2. Brainstorm ideas for story line 3. Sketch story line