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Reinvent books for kids?! 讓繪本突變吧


What is parent-child reading activity?

The parent-child reading(PCR) wasn't concerned a pure reading experience, more like a series of activities. Activities might include acting, finger puppet, hand clap, kids' crafts, and singing etc. For all of these extra activities, children's picture book remains mostly the same. Usually, it comes with a picture for every page, fewer words, bigger text, more spacing, or phonetic notation in some languages. According to the definition of PCR isn't just reading, should we redefine or reinvent the book for it.


什麼是親子共讀活動?

其實親子共讀並不是單純閱讀的活動,可能包含情境演戲、手指偶、拍手、勞作、唱遊等等的活動。但是繪本的設計,目前還是以一般書籍的方式呈現。通常每一面都有圖片,字數較少,字型較大,行距比較高或是加上注音符號。但是因為共讀的定義不只是閱讀,是否我們也需要重新定義書本的設計,甚至是讓繪本針對親子共讀而突變。

 

Observation

First of all, observe the behavior and the environment.

Generally speaking, a comfortable P.C.R. environment will have some criteria in common. Bookshelf, not more than 3 levels. Frequently read books presenting cover-facing-front, the rest spine-facing-front. Lighting, soft and bright. Support, comfortable sofa, pillow, and blanket. Gesturing, kids on the parents' lap, book on the hand or lap, on the floor or table.


觀察首先觀察共讀的行為,一般來說一個舒服的共讀空間會有幾個條件,書架設計不超過三層,常讀的繪本正面朝前擺放,收納中的繪本書脊朝前。燈光:適當且柔和的燈光。支撐:舒適的椅子、枕頭和毯子。姿勢:小朋友坐在大人腿上,書本拿在手上或腿上,放在地上或是放在桌上。

 


Considering the ordinary book form, purely reading situation: 普通的書本形式,考慮純粹閱讀


1. on the floor, not the best reading angle, picture deforming, or reflecting light.

放在地上,閱讀的角度不好,圖片變形甚至反射燈光。

2. on the hands or laps, to close to read, hands get tired.

放在手上,距離太近,手容易酸。

3. on the table, flat opened book has the same problems as it is on the floor. Standing up the book, casting the shadow on pages, and hard to flip.

放在桌上,平放有跟放地上一樣的缺點,立起來不容易翻頁而且照不到光線。


 

Considering the PCR activities: 考慮共讀活動


1. Flipping a page is really slow.

翻頁速度慢。

2. Flat open is not the best angle.

平放觀賞角度不佳。

3. It takes two hands to hold it.

拿起來佔用雙手。

4. Having trouble to flip with a book stand.

使用書架翻頁不順。(上下開的無法使用書架)

 


Define the question: 定義出問題PCR is less like reading, more like a play. A co-operational activity between parents and children.
共讀其實不只是閱讀,而比較接近舞台劇。家長跟孩子一起協力的在場景中遊戲或演戲。

The problem to be fixed: 需要解決的問題

A. the reading angle(stage set up)觀賞角度(舞台的架設)

B. free hands(free the actors)釋放雙手(演員的自由)

C. flipping speed(transaction between scenes)翻頁速度(快速切換場景不冷場)

D. compact storage(save stage inventory)收納(不佔用書架)


 


Solutions: 解決的方案A flip friendly book stand(an auxiliary), reinvent kids book(challenging), change the carrier(tablet) 翻書不卡卡書架(輔助物)、改造書本(以桌上型月曆為概念)、改變載體(電子書)...

1. A flip friendly book stand can only solve the reading angle and free the hands, there is already some product on the market.

不卡卡書架,只能解決觀賞角度並且釋放雙手,且市面上已經有一些產品了。

2. Reinvent kids book, to solve 4 problems in one solution could be challenging.

改造書本,需同時解決:觀賞角度、收納、釋放雙手、翻頁速度。

3. Change carrier is an easy and boring task, also have the blue light, and 3C addiction issue.

改變載體,有點太簡單無挑戰,並且有可能引發幼兒視力問題及3C成癮症,不利培養閱讀習慣。

 

Let's go for the tough one.

我們來挑戰第二個方案,重新設計書本。



1. It could stand up like a desktop calendar. Spiral binding could speed up the flipping, cardboard material is stronger and flips easier.

立起來像桌曆,也可以使用線圈加快翻頁速度,厚紙板不易損壞容易翻頁。


 


2. Change the binding position to present the two pages at once. Easy to read on the floor or on the table. 一次能夠看見全部的內容,改變線圈的位置,適合桌上和地上使用的觀看角度。


 


3. Implement technique learned from the way a banker speed counting bills.

改變裁切,觀察銀行員快速數鈔的方式。


 


4. Compact design, foldable construction. It gotta has a cover, back, and spine. This design has to be material economic.

收納要小,保護內頁,同時能夠呈現封面、封底和書脊。摺紙的概念,最好是經濟省材料的。


 


5. Less process costs down.

工序減少,考量成本。


 

Prototype 原型



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