Footprints is a network of interactive objects for creating and sharing illustrated stories between parents and children. The network comprises a smartphone application, for parents, and an interactive puppet which interacts with a tablet application, for the children.

 

officeschoolThe system is conceived to take place into parent and child’s daily environments. So the parents use the application at work place, for example during a five minutes break. Equally, the children use their puppet during school time, in the play area of the school.

1The communication process is started by the parent. With the smartphone the parent can record a little vocal story, add some images proposed by Footprints about the story he has just told, like the story’s characters or other objects related to it. After he can send it all to the child’s puppet.

 

2At school, the child can listen to the story by placing the puppet on the tablet and play with the images he has received to build a drawing about the story.

 

3Once the drawing is complete, Footprints send it back to the parent who can track the path of the stories shared with his child through the smartphone app which, in time, collects and documents all the drawings.