WALKYTALKIES

KIDS SOCKS THAT CAN BE USED AS PUPPETS THAT COME TO LIFE WITH HELP OF SMART TECHNOLOGIES.

The project

The story of our project is defined by the common affection for socks, books and mashing up the old with the new.
By researching Walkytalkies customers (kids age 5+) we found out that they avoid reading these days and instead play games or watch youtube. Therefore we came up with the idea of an interactive reading app that features all of Walkytalkies strong character socks/ sock puppets. The app gives you 4 themed stories to read, containing decision moments to be made in a 3D (game-like) environment shown in augmented reality.

Walkytalkies (Netherlands)

WALKYTALKIES brand created by Nelleke van der Burg, a freelance graphic designer who loves printing. He set up a collection of 16 different socks designs for children. 

bachHOCH2 (Germany)

BachHOCH2 brand created by Thomas and Stella. Thomas is a goldsmith-turned-designer mainly working in the field of industrial design. Stella is a fashion and graphic designer who is always looking for new ways of using technology.