Toy Design Project

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Project requirements


Posted by Hello
I have done some thinking and come up with a list of requirements for my future concept. The goal of my project is to develop a toy concept that has a good possibility of becoming a craze, a toy that through the nature of its play and form will get the players to promote it further to new players.

These requirements are:

  • The toy must be fun to play with over long periods of time, it must induce flow.
  • The play or game of the toy must have clear goals.
  • The play of the toy must involve the use and advancement of skills.
  • The play or game of the toy must provide instant feedback.
  • The toy must have anappealing appearance.
  • It must be fascinating to watch others play with the toy.
  • The play must involve/require more than one player.
  • The toy must be easy to transport.
  • The toy must be collectable/ the concept must involve collectability.
  • The concept must have tradable pieces.
  • There should be some form of storytellingsurrounding the toy.
  • The concept should be original.
  • The toy can be customizable.

The last three requirements are optional and not absolute requirements. And some of the requirements are focused on stimulating flow in the player (The state of conciousness adressed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book Flow, the classic work on how to achieve happiness).

2 Comments:

  • I really like your drawings! Maybe you should write some drawing tutorial if you have the time - I would love to see that!

    Regards,

    Christian

    http://serialsensation.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Christian, at March 19, 2005 at 2:27 PM  

  • I don't think I'll be doing that on this blog, as it is for this one project only. But maybe I'll start a new blog after I'm finished with this project.

    By Blogger Espen, at March 19, 2005 at 3:02 PM  

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