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Galleries // 2022 Spark:Spring Student // Acorny Computational Toy Kit

Acorny Computational Toy Kit

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Jaeyoung Myung
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Yonsei University
Website: http://moojae.com
Team Members: Jaeyoung Myung & Soyoung Lee

Nowadays, computation and coding are considered abilities essential to every child growing up in the 21st century. In the past few years, countries are introducing computing curricula into their national curriculums to equip young children with much-needed skills. However, The issue presently facing educational technology is not teaching Computational Thinking and Coding in early childhood but selecting appropriate tools and practices. Existing physical computing education products focused on results with complex conditions of operation which results in difficulties in choosing the learning direction. Acorny(physical kit+application) offers various programming lessons, recommendations, and challenges to introduce core coding concepts. Based on the input and output physical module selected by the user, it provides tutorials, coding flow, and algorithm processes. It’s an ideal tool to introduce young age children to coding activities and have huge educational potential.


"Comprehensive and clever solution that seems to fit the niche described. Great application of ergonomics, UX/UI, and overall aesthetic."

"This product is a good tool and method to create a challenge for the child. The important point about this product is that the focus is more on the child playing than doing the physical calculations and this makes the child enjoy it and not get bored. This encourages the child to continue learning."

"Very cohesive system."