physical computing for children

    As we see automation and software improve the way we work and live, we begin to see the importance of computing education in schools. Torino is an inclusive design project with the goal to physicalise code. Its aim is to include those with partial or no vision to be exposed to computational thinking in an engaging and inclusive manner.
    The product is designed for ages 7-11 for teaching computational thinking for all levels of vision. The design of the hardware considered both tactile and visual aspects for differentiating variables used and the flow of the constructed code. Now made available at Code Jumper.

photos by Johnathan Banks

Microsoft Research

Team   HXD - Connected Play Group

Duration   2 months

Date   July. 2014 - Sept. 2017

More Details   MSR - Torino


  Yuki is an Innovation Designer and Technologist working on creating products and experiences that create positive futures. He is a Design Researcher at the EPFL+ECAL Lab, where he is working on Digital Innovation to bring emerging technologies from the research labs at EPFL to people who need it. Yuki is a graduate from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, holding an MA and MSc in Innovation Design and Engineering and an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursing a Masters of Advanced Studies at EPFL and ECAL in Design Research in Digital Innovation. He is passionate about using Design Thinking and Human Centred Design to create positive impact. Since his childhood he was inspired by technology and design. He is also interested in start-ups and getting new ideas to market. He is a Design London Fellow, which allowed him to attend Executive MBA lectures at Imperial Business School and to work on projects along side MBA students. With the Lines team he was fortunate to attend the European Innovation Academy and the Intel Make it Wearable Challenge to learn about patents, marketing, business and design.