Movable wooden animals
Children's actions and behaviors, Automata and mechanical toys’ structures
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The diversity of automata animals are moving with different ways, simple but fun. The abstract animal shape absorbs children to imagine, “The abstract manner to allow the child’s imagination full plays. Children have always particularly loved simple and elementary toys precisely because their imaginations can turn them into just anything...” (Hils, 1959, p.32) (The toy, its value, constriction and use).
There are totally 5 animals in the group: Pig, Duck, Giraffe, Snail and Dinosaur. Duck's head move from right to left when you pick it up from desk. it seems to say "NO" to you; Giraffe's head can move up and down; Pig's nose, Snail's and Dinosaur 's head move from inside to outside. All of the movements make people smile. And also all of the movements drive children playing in different ways, like pull and push the tails, turning the heads...etc
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
2012, University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts, 3D resource center, London, UK.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
100% wooden natural materials (Sapele, Beech)
The inner structure of diversity movements’ technology
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Main ball body Size: 80*80*80mm
ShaYang Design, Toys, Movements, immgination, actions
Oberserve children's behaviors in Nursery school; Research different children's actions;
02/2012,London Olympia Toy fair;
12/2011,British toy maker guilder exhibition;
Automata toy maker books ..etc.
It was very hard to make halls in the wooden balls and find the center in each ball. The most difficult part is how to design the inner structures for letting the movements can work very well.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Sha Yang, 2012.