Kiko

Interactive

KIKO is an interactive app paired with a toy companion that teaches children meditation and mindfulness techniques, helping them adapt emotional regulation skills and positive thinking.

The Problem
Brand Strategy
The Design Concept
Design Concept
Design Concept
Design Concept

Emotionally neglected children grow up to experience a variety of challenges, including depressive moods and prolonged internalizing behaviours. With the rate of mood disorders increasing in children and adolescents, prevention science research suggests that where child development is faster in the first five years, children require more support in their social experiences to progress towards developing emotional intelligence abilities.

Design concept

Emotionally neglected children grow up to experience a variety of challenges, including depressive moods and prolonged internalizing behaviours. With the rate of mood disorders increasing in children and adolescents, prevention science research suggests that where child development is faster in the first five years, children require more support in their social experiences to progress towards developing emotional intelligence abilities.

The Design Challenge

How can I build a product that improves children's emotional regulation skills in engaging and impactful way?

Concept

Emotionally neglected children grow up to experience a variety of challenges, including depressive moods and prolonged internalizing behaviours. With the rate of mood disorders increasing in children and adolescents, prevention science research suggests that where child development is faster in the first five years, children require more support in their social experiences to progress towards developing emotional intelligence abilities.

Research

KIKO is an interactive app paired with a toy companion that teaches children meditation and mindfulness techniques, helping them adapt emotional regulation skills and positive thinking. This product utilizes a tangible familiar object to engage children ages 3-12 to express/cope with their emotions in an unintimidating and accessible way. This product simplifies the complexities of meditation in a way that children understand and enjoy, generates a personalized and customized experience for children with different learning styles, and helps strengthen relationships between parents and children and improve the quality of family life.

The Solution

KIKO is an interactive app paired with a toy companion that teaches children meditation and mindfulness techniques, helping them adapt emotional regulation skills and positive thinking. This product utilizes a tangible familiar object to engage children ages 3-12 to express/cope with their emotions in an unintimidating and accessible way. This product simplifies the complexities of meditation in a way that children understand and enjoy, generates a personalized and customized experience for children with different learning styles, and helps strengthen relationships between parents and children and improve the quality of family life.

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