A Game To Answer “How Did I Come To This World” (2017)
How did I come to this world？Most children are curious about this question . I vaguely remembered that, when I was a child, my mother told me that I came from a dustbin, and this was a prevalent answer among parents at that time. However, nowadays, parents are still play at this question, the primary reason is that they feel very awkward to start this conversation, and they believe that the children do not need to have more knowledge about sex.
This project focuses on how to find better way to convey sexual knowledge to children. In the final design, I created an education mode which combines an application game and a toy; the sensors in the toy could perceive the surroundings and then influence the reactions in the game (e.g. if the toy is put in a cold environment, it would snow in the game). This approach could not only convey the sexual knowledge but also help the children to learn by exploring their surroundings, it combines the physical behaviour and the digital interaction to encourage children’s curiosity by cultivating their fine movements and problem-solving ability. Besides, it can also reduce parents’ anxiety when being the tutors. As for why I named this project “SEED”，in my opinion，the process of pregnancy is similar to cultivating a seed，which contains patience and love, I hope the children can fully understand the meaning of this process and perceive their parents’ love.