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Playou:- A social application that connect children to everyday objects.

Provide a platform where children are shown all kinds of artistic pictures, games and succinct stories.

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Creativity is the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. It is important parents use creative medium such as fly paper, art work, sculptures, bricks and the likes to communicate with kids. This method will lighten up their brain and make them conversant with important objects around their environment

" Ari is 5 and he could recognize over 50 countries national flags"

" Violet can recognize the red brick used in building Mr. George Williams house because she added it to her favorite pictures"

" Ivy could recite the first 20 elements easily because he learnt them with nice fonts, big pictures in big grin"

" Shantel can  now the MJ moon-walking trick, she watches it over and over again with Playou"

Children need more artistic channel to improve cognition, recognition, intuition. Playou is a social application that is available on mobile devices and web. It consists of the following module.

1.Artistic pictures with succinct captions about object in our environment.

2. Games such as " find the missing word", "Identify the object", "Who is this"

3. Saved pictures which allows children to save their favorite pictures for next view
4. Share with friends, Playou allows children to share task such as spell together, recognize together, and memorize together.

5. Points awarded for every identified objects.

"Saint want to brush his teeth because he saw a boy with a toothbrush in the application doing same"

This method will induce good habits.

I realize children likes to be praised and they all want this "Wow, I score 400 points, what about you Jane?".  They love to stand out among their peers even though they might not have a strong financial backup from their parent. They still cherish this notion that makes them feel they are doing well.

This idea was inspired by Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger of Instagram and Adam d'Angelo of Quora on pictures(Instagram) and ideas sharing(Quora).
So I believe if we can combine both removing necessary complexities, children will develop.


Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

I am designing for parents who are keen to see their children improve. Africa, mostly West Africa are suffering from lack of breeding intelligent minds.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

1. Create a mobile application and website for parents to download application on mobile phones or simply go to a URL and sign up. 2. Get and designed intuitive games and pictures for children to interact with 3. Get feedback from parents

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

Feedback from OpenIDEO community

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am looking for partners that might be interested in taking this idea forward in their communities.


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Photo of Guy Viner

Interesting stuff, Oladepo! Perhaps you might consider helping people better grasp how this idea could play out by describing some example scenarios which describe user journeys through some of the proposed activities you've outlined. Check this example: where a few simple scenarios were created in an attempt to explain the goodness on the idea in a human-centered way. (You can update your post at any time by hitting the Update Entry button up there on the right.)

Photo of Oladapo Adediran

Thank you Viner, sorry it took more than 3 years to reply you. The idea is similar to a whot card and a book to record progress.

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