Enso – The Guided Play Toolkit

Vinh Truong
Product Design

College
Technical University Dublin

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Vinh Truong

Enso – The Guided Play Toolkit

(WHAT) Enso is a 3D printed toolkit that engages children in guided play lessons & trains educators to be play facilitators. Designed to be adaptable to the current primary curriculum while fitting into the educational play policies that are being released globally. (WHY) Internationally, young learners are not engaging in enough play in education and that’s 1.9 billion children. Endless reports and recommendations have acknowledged its importance in social, emotional and intellectual development. Globally, ministries of education have published policies that promote play but there are no implementation approaches, leaving the educators also not being equipped with the training and support to facilitate it. Enso was designed to provide children and their educators with a fun and engaging method of learning/ teaching through play that can be adapted to different curriculum lessons and fit in those policies. (DIFFERENCE) Other educational toy manufacturers provide defined subject kits, Enso gives its’ users the freedom to integrate it into any subject, while fitting into the play policies that are being released. Enso gives educators access to an online platform, collecting a community of professionals that share their own lesson plans & experiences. This aspect will encourage interaction which results in the constant community development/ updates of the design & resources which will feedback into the eco-system and evolve Enso further. It will be produced through a 3D printing farm as it can be rapidly manufactured at low costs but be highly scalable as these farms can be placed in each country that Enso will distribute to. Enso will cost €10.10 to produce and sell for €33.70. Downloadable 3D object files will also be available for €15 to allow schools to print their own updates or replacements and requires no adhesives, being assembled only with the toolkits’ fasteners.

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