Dipongo: Phygital Tales that Foster Kids’s Creativity

Dipongo is a cell software accessible on tablets and smartphones that goals at conserving children away from all screens to spark their creativeness and activate their creativity. The objective assertion feels like a conundrum: utilizing shows to maintain youngsters away from them, how is that doable?

In accordance with this Raise Smart Kids article printed in January 2020, there may be little scientific knowledge accessible from pediatric research to show display screen time could possibly be unhealthy for teenagers. Nonetheless, the World Well being Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics advocate that youngsters between 2 and 5 must be restricted to at least one hour of display screen time per day. In January 2021, I discovered tons of articles about screen addiction in children and the way digital distraction is killing creativity.

To show their level, the Dipongo workforce exhibits the drawings under in its presentation deck, taken from a study conducted by German pediatrician Peter Winterstein.

The French startup based in 2018 by Emanuelle Gras (Co-founder & CEO) and Marion Peret (Co-founder & Artwork Director) develops interactive tales for teenagers that unfold between the actual and the digital worlds. Final yr, Dipongo gained a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree.

How Does Dipongo Work?

(watch the video above and pictures under)

1/ The “phygital” story begins in improbable universes the place children comply with characters reminiscent of Edgar the Fox within the Great Jungle.

2/ The digital story stops when the character and the kid need to take care of a problem that wants an answer from the bodily world. Within the instance under, Edgar the Fox wants to satisfy his pals on the opposite aspect of an abyss, and he doesn’t understand how he can do it.

3/ The story will resume as soon as the child solves the issue utilizing her creativeness, drawing, modeling, setting up, collaging… away from the display screen.

4/ The child takes a photograph of her creation, and the drawing or sculpture is built-in into the digital panorama.

5/ Edgar can cross the bridge drawn by the lady to satisfy his pals and proceed exploring the jungle to beat different challenges.

6/ Children can entry the options created by different gamers for a similar problem.

The applying is offered for an 8.50 euros month-to-month subscription with no transport charges. The English model is predicted to launch in March.
The corporate gives a inventive field to satisfy the challenges of Dipongo. (see under)

If you’re registered at CES 2021, you’ll be able to go to the Dipongo virtual booth here, the place you’ll be able to watch the newest video demo in English (totally different from the one featured on this article). There you’ll be able to join with co-founders Emanuelle Gras and Marion Peret.

Dipongo is a part of the French Tech delegation at CES 2021, you’ll be able to check our coverage here and join with the opposite French Tech startups here on the CES 2021 website (requires registration).

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