The 'Yibu' Gaming Platform Blends Real World Toys with Digital

By: Michael Hemsworth - Apr 21, 2016
References: frogdesign & gizmag
A staggering number of children around the world are utilizing smartphones and tablets for gaming than ever, so the 'Yibu' gaming platform is designed to help reintroduce real toys.

Created by global design and strategy firm 'frog,' the 'Yibu' system works by incorporating the game style on tablets and smartphones. From here, wooden toys are incorporated with each focusing on a different notion including temperature, direction, light, rotation and sound. This allows them to affect the on-screen character when the toys are used in different ways.

The blending of online and offline worlds which the 'Yibu' gaming platform does is a brilliant approach to help children stay agile both physically and mentally. While technology is definitely not going anywhere, the incorporation of tactile accoutrements into the mix helps broaden the appeal for children.