Serbia   |  2019

TriX

Entrant Company

Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade

Category

Product Design

Client's Name

Sub-Category

Toys

Experience Level

Professional

A developing child needs a toy which enables learning trough exploration, creative expression and socialization. TriX connectable toy by Vladimir Zagorac is an open source of creativity inspired by natural growth patterns and universal communication. The basis is found in a hexagonal 3D grid derived from four axes of a tetrahedron. Using this principle, continuation of 3D form is always possible in any direction, while simple and versatile parts allow various possibilities of expression. TriX is a modular toy intended for children above the age of 4. Devised around a complex grid, it can contribute to development of spatial thinking and motor skills. The toy can be used to create various types of structures including complex patterns, objects or animals and characters. A small number of parts can encourage creativity, while the child could get the opportunity to learn and express different emotions using funny symbols, and evolve social skills when the toy is used in a group. The toy is designed around six elements, depending on the selected number of axes in the grid. Extensions are straight or curved and use one or two axes, while Nodes use three or four. Colored caps bring character and create groups of objects, while Links are used to connect two neighboring parts with female protrusions. Combining the parts in different ways and orientations, as well as utilizing available ambiguous graphic symbols - e.g. eye-mouth, eye-nose,... can create and endless array of interesting characters. Designer: Vladimir Zagorac, Mentor: Tijana Sekulić, Mentor: Dušan Nešić

Credits

Designer
Vladimir Zagorac
Mentor
Tijana Sekulic
Mentor
Dušan Nešic
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