My challenge for the possibility that kids can also change the world

Hi. Long time no see.
Today I’m going to talk about the school childcare facility that I planned and produced.

A completely new schoolchild childcare facility

Mirai Gakko “DaVinci-Box” is a 21st century school childcare facility launched by ZIG-ZAG together with my company as a value creation type edutainment school childcare facility that nurtures the kids’ ability to create the future. The service started from the summer holiday period of elementary school in July 2018.

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Crowdfunding Project: Play & Learn Projection Game “HAPPYTOWN!”

Want to create something more fun than smartphone apps that everyone can enjoy together!!

Until now, I’ve developed popular apps for smartphones and tablets, but I want to find ways for more people to have fun! So this time I’m jumping out of small screens, onto the grand stage of projection mapping to create a game which both children and adults can enjoy together at a time! Playing this game will require thinking and cooperation, and it will nurture children’s creativity!

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Now Free– Checkie! Image based checklist app

Items that are often left behind when leaving home, such as a schoolboy’s handkerchief, grocery items, baby wipes, etc. etc… Checkie! helps you remind those items with fun!

Everybody’s busy. So the timer directly starts the app and images are used instead of text so you can see and know what it is at a glance. All you have to do is touch the item when it’s ready. For the events that you don’t know when to happen, such as outing with a baby, an irregular business trip, just prepare lists of them ready at hand! What you can enjoy the most of Checkie! is when preparing a list so that even a little kid gets interested in the process, which helps her/him aware of self management of the belongings.

Users of Checkie! say it helps not only kids, adults and seniors who often leave something behind, but also people with ADD and ADHD.

It’s now available free on iPhone and iPad on App Store.

My app wins Platinum Award & featured on App Store!

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SUM! just received the Muse Creative Awards – Platinum Award!
It’s such an honor to receive the highest rank of an international design award. All the characters are just so surprised as well.

Enfani keeps creating quality and fun products that make people happy.

http://museaward.com/winners/3/77/406

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Will Start a Company!

I really thank all the companies and people (mainly startups CEOs) who have talked to me about very interesting projects. Currently I’m working freelance as a designer, but I decided to start a company focusing on design. Also, utilizing the skills and experiences I’ve acquired while helping several startups, I’ll do my own business (starting from small).

http://enfani.jp/en/

As types of work I take on project basis (same as before)

  • Product designs– Concepts, Products, Digital Signage, etc.
  • Solutions– Brand, Graphic/web/app design UI/UX, motion

The company title “Enfani” comes from French words “enfant (child)” and “infini (infinite)”. It aims to ultimately increase the level of human intellect by sharing buried (mainly, but not limited to kids’) talents, touching words and discoveries. Humanity’s best part must lie in pure minds.

The strength of my designs is that I bring out your inner playfulness through my designs, which enthral not only children but also adults. I aim to produce things that bring as much shock and pleasure to adults, as children.

As for my own business, I’m also involved in developing our original products, like the iPad app that was just released yesterday. But the products are planned to offer much more than enjoyment from play in later stages, which I’ll elaborate soon. First of all , here’s the app.

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Available on iPad

Plus? Minus? Equal? Just feel them before going math!

When teaching someone to calculate for the first time, numbers can often be represented by a shape, like a circle. Use of shapes allows for a visual understanding of the concept, since the quantity of shapes increases when added, and reduces when subtracted. SUM! is an app that teaches the concept of addition and subtraction in a similar manner through play. Moreover, it is fun as a simple game. In the app, the nature of the numbers is represented as the personality of the characters. Just as each child has a unique individuality, each number has a unique face and personality. It’s an app for not just kids, but everyone, to enjoy adding and subtracting to build familiarity with numbers.

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Name these kids! Characters from 1 to 10 want their cute names associated with the meaning of each number. Download the app and write a review with your ideas.

 

Download SUM! Press Kit

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Available on iPad

As I mentioned, this app is just a first product and not the goal.

Face Door Hanger

I started freelancing from this month and have more time to work at home than before. My son, by the way, is 2 years old and can’t read yet, so he ignores a door hanger that says ‘Do Not Disturb’ in words. That’s why I came up with this concept. He understands what this face door hanger means, but there’s one problem: he got to like it so much that he cries out for it in front of the door of my room… So he’s disturbing me much more now. Oops!

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Color Changing LEGO Blocks

Adobe Kuler is a web-hosted application for generating color themes. People create and share wonderful color themes, so you can browse and use thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
So wouldn’t it be great if you can pick one of the color themes for your LEGO blocks?
(Again I have no idea on how this would work.)

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

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