Designs for the Better World

kids

Checkie! – Image-based carrying list app

Hi. It’s been a long time since I posted last here.
The app I just released has been featured on the top page of App Store as “New App We Love”.

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My app wins Platinum Award & featured on App Store!

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SUM! just received the Muse Creative Awards – Platinum Award!
It’s such an honor to receive the highest rank of an international design award. All the characters are just so surprised as well.

Enfani keeps creating quality and fun products that make people happy.

http://museaward.com/winners/3/77/406

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Will Start a Company!

I really thank all the companies and people (mainly startups CEOs) who have talked to me about very interesting projects. Currently I’m working freelance as a designer, but I decided to start a company focusing on design. Also, utilizing the skills and experiences I’ve acquired while helping several startups, I’ll do my own business (starting from small).

http://enfani.jp/en/

As types of work I take on project basis (same as before)

  • Product designs– Concepts, Products, Digital Signage, etc.
  • Solutions– Brand, Graphic/web/app design UI/UX, motion

The company title “Enfani” comes from French words “enfant (child)” and “infini (infinite)”. It aims to ultimately increase the level of human intellect by sharing buried (mainly, but not limited to kids’) talents, touching words and discoveries. Humanity’s best part must lie in pure minds.

The strength of my designs is that I bring out your inner playfulness through my designs, which enthral not only children but also adults. I aim to produce things that bring as much shock and pleasure to adults, as children.

As for my own business, I’m also involved in developing our original products, like the iPad app that was just released yesterday. But the products are planned to offer much more than enjoyment from play in later stages, which I’ll elaborate soon. First of all , here’s the app.

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Available on iPad

Plus? Minus? Equal? Just feel them before going math!

When teaching someone to calculate for the first time, numbers can often be represented by a shape, like a circle. Use of shapes allows for a visual understanding of the concept, since the quantity of shapes increases when added, and reduces when subtracted. SUM! is an app that teaches the concept of addition and subtraction in a similar manner through play. Moreover, it is fun as a simple game. In the app, the nature of the numbers is represented as the personality of the characters. Just as each child has a unique individuality, each number has a unique face and personality. It’s an app for not just kids, but everyone, to enjoy adding and subtracting to build familiarity with numbers.

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Name these kids! Characters from 1 to 10 want their cute names associated with the meaning of each number. Download the app and write a review with your ideas.

 

Download SUM! Press Kit

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Available on iPad

As I mentioned, this app is just a first product and not the goal.


Face Door Hanger

I started freelancing from this month and have more time to work at home than before. My son, by the way, is 2 years old and can’t read yet, so he ignores a door hanger that says ‘Do Not Disturb’ in words. That’s why I came up with this concept. He understands what this face door hanger means, but there’s one problem: he got to like it so much that he cries out for it in front of the door of my room… So he’s disturbing me much more now. Oops!

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Color Changing LEGO Blocks

Adobe Kuler is a web-hosted application for generating color themes. People create and share wonderful color themes, so you can browse and use thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
So wouldn’t it be great if you can pick one of the color themes for your LEGO blocks?
(Again I have no idea on how this would work.)

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

color changing lego blocks

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Join from Anywhere

Utilizing Microsoft’s Play Anywhere for kids (this time use it big), we could let kids around the world play together in the same park.
By making the play equipments generate electricity, it could be eco-friendly.

Join from Anywhere

Join from Anywhere

Join from Anywhere

Join from Anywhere

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