GrowForest Educational Learning Toy by Peishan Cai, Wanling Gao and Haochun Hu

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
GrowForest

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Educational Learning Toy

INSPIRATION:
The forests cover more than 30% of the earth's surface, due to climate change, excessive forest rafting and bushfires, global forests are facing an unprecedented severe crisis. Large-scale deforestation has drastically reduced the forest area that brings great impact to forest ecology. In echo to United Nation SGDs15, developed a set of educational learning toys to enhance children consciousness on the protection, conservation and restoration of the forestry and terrestrial ecology.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is a set of educational learning toys for children, helping them to understand sustainable development goals of life on land, the protection, conservation and restoration of forestry. Using Taiwan domestic woods of acacia, incense cedar, Tochigi, Taiwan fir, camphor tree, and Asian fir to make up as tree model. Children can feel the warm touch of wooden texture, smell the unique scent of each tree species, knowing the altitude terrain for different tree species. Besides, an illustrated story book help to deep root children the concept of forest conservation.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The teaching aids with conservation forest as the core, using assembly methods, first recognize the changes in terrain and altitude, then recognize the different species of trees in Taiwan, and use picture books to guide children into the context to play with toys. Learn through four senses-hearing, smell, vision, and touch. Children feel everything in the forest, and understand the forest from childhood education, and strengthen the concept of natural ecological conservation.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project began in July 2019 and was completed in Tainan, Taiwan in March 2020.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Material: Taiwan domestic wood:acacia, incense cedar, Tochigi, Taiwan fir, camphor tree, and Asian fir. Production technology: CNC milling, lathe, manual polishing. Surface contact: baking paint uses environmentally friendly paint, and some retain the wood texture of wood.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Material: wood, paper. Size (mm): Acacia: length 107 x width 100 x height 170, Xiao Nan: length 87 x width 87 x height 170, alder: length 90 x width 73 x height 180, Taiwan fir: length 74 x width 74 x height 169, camphor tree: length 117x width 97x Height 170, small tree: length 27.5 x width 27.5 x height 6, bird: length 32 x width 33, low chassis: length 354 x width 186 x height 150, middle chassis:length 163 x width 108 x height 30, high chassis: length 295x width 178 x height 45, picture book: length 210 x width 210 x thickness 50, picture card: length 100 x width 60 x thickness 0.5

TAGS:
Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs),Educational Learning, Toy, Acacia, Taiwan Incense Cedar, Alder, Taiwan Fir, Camphor, Asian Fir

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Type of research: The four senses of learning, smell, sight and touch. Goal: Recognize wood and conservation concepts. Methods: Morphological analysis, wood material analysis, toy type size analysis. Data collection: market research and toy analysis for children aged 2 to 5 years. research tools: Solid Works, KeyShot.

CHALLENGE:
The density of a certain kind of wood is different, and some shapes cannot be made by CNC processing, which needs to be made by hand. The paint of different wood colors is slightly different than expected. In order to achieve the contour shapes and colors we wanted, the team tried and made many mistakes and finally came up with a good solution.

ADDED DATE:
2020-03-29 17:18:59

TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Instructor: ChungSheng Chen, Designer: PeiShan Cai , WanLing Gao, HaoChun Hu and Tainan University of Technology/ Product Design Department.

IMAGE CREDITS:
PEISHAN CAI, WANLING GAO ,HAOCHUN HU.



PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Patent Pending

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Tainan University of Technology/Product Design Deparment

PROFILE:
Established in 1965, Tainan University of Technology is an university with “cultural creativity” as the core value, they devote themselves to educate talents with the ability of “applicable practicing” and “humanistic technology” that conforms to the needs of the society and the industries. To fulfill this goal, they are positioned and advancing to a technology university of “cultural and creative teachings.”

NOMINATION DETAILS

Growforest Educational Learning Toy by Peishan Cai, Wanling Gao and Haochun Hu is a Nominee in Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Growforest Educational Learning Toy by Peishan Cai, Wanling Gao and Haochun Hu is Winner in Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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