Dipongo: Phygital Stories that Foster Children’s Creativity

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Dipongo: Phygital Stories that Foster Children’s Creativity

Dipongo is a cell utility accessible on tablets and smartphones that goals at protecting youngsters away from all screens to spark their creativeness and activate their creativity. The aim assertion appears like a conundrum: utilizing shows to maintain kids away from them, how is that doable?

In line with this Raise Smart Kids article revealed in January 2020, there’s little scientific information accessible from pediatric research to show display time could possibly be dangerous for teenagers. Nevertheless, the World Well being Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest that kids between 2 and 5 needs to be restricted to at least one hour of display time per day. In January 2021, I discovered tons of articles about screen addiction in youngsters and the way digital distraction is killing creativity.

To show their level, the Dipongo group exhibits the drawings under in its presentation deck, taken from a study conducted by German pediatrician Peter Winterstein.

The French startup based in 2018 by Emanuelle Gras (Co-founder & CEO) and Marion Peret (Co-founder & Artwork Director) develops interactive tales for teenagers that unfold between the actual and the digital worlds. Final 12 months, Dipongo received a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree.

How Does Dipongo Work?

(watch the video above and images under)

1/ The “phygital” story begins in implausible universes the place youngsters observe characters reminiscent of Edgar the Fox within the Great Jungle.

2/ The digital story stops when the character and the kid need to cope with a problem that wants an answer from the bodily world. Within the instance under, Edgar the Fox wants to satisfy his associates on the opposite facet of an abyss, and he doesn’t understand how he can do it.

3/ The story will resume as soon as the child solves the issue utilizing her creativeness, drawing, modeling, setting up, collaging… away from the display.

4/ The child takes a photograph of her creation, and the drawing or sculpture is built-in into the digital panorama.

5/ Edgar can cross the bridge drawn by the lady to satisfy his associates and proceed exploring the jungle to beat different challenges.

6/ Children can entry the options created by different gamers for a similar problem.

The appliance is offered for an 8.50 euros month-to-month subscription with no delivery charges. The English model is predicted to launch in March.
The corporate affords a inventive field to satisfy the challenges of Dipongo. (see under)

If you’re registered at CES 2021, you may go to the Dipongo virtual booth here, the place you may watch the most recent video demo in English (totally different from the one featured on this article). There you may join with co-founders Emanuelle Gras and Marion Peret.

Dipongo is a part of the French Tech delegation at CES 2021, you may check our coverage here and join with the opposite French Tech startups here on the CES 2021 website (requires registration).

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