Fang-Yu Yang

Tachi is a toy bundle that combines tangible toys with a customized mobile application. Tachi creates a platform to encourage preschool children to make their own toys and to physically interact with the story.


Creativity blooms in 4-6 year olds. It is also an important time to learn graphic, sound, speed identification and self-discipline. Tachi integrates the physical and virtual worlds, providing kids a new way to explore traditional tangible toys in the digital era.

Tachi consists of two parts: tangible toys and a tablet application. Kids can make animal faces with Play-Doh using a special acrylic base and customise them by decorating their faces with light pipe components. When kids move and rotate their own animal face on the Tachi tablet app, they create animal sound effects and graphic animation and also get light feedback on the animal's face. Finally, kids can generate their own animal's song with a recording and composing function.