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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
"toio" Format Title [PICOTONS]
Business Owner
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Category
Toys
Company
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
20G030143
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

A software title for toio by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Just touch and slide the toio Core Cube on the included mat or picture book to play music intuitively by even children, and you can play and learn a wide range of music while playing games with the characters.

Producer

Tetsunori Nakayama, toio Business Development Office, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Director

Masashi Yokota, Chisato Kawashima, Kitchen ltd. + Haruna Karasuda

Designer

Chisato Kawashima, Kitchen ltd.

More information

https://toio.io/titles/picotons.html

Already on the market
2020/9

Evaluation

It is precisely because this program is designed specifically for use with the toio system that it is able to cultivate sensitivity and intuition in music. We were impressed by the design of this system, which children and adults alike can enjoy, with users finding themselves composing a piece of music before they know it. Both the program and the accompanying book encourage enjoyment, stirring up within the user a desire to touch it and perform music. We are really looking forward to seeing how children who have played with Picotons engage with music in the future.

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