As found out in a research about gendersensitive design, there is still a considerable amount of existing stereotypes that lead to gender differences in the way kids perceive and express their feelings. Therefore, Strizzis is an approach to a gender-neutral toy which wants to foster free expression of emotions in kids. It consists of 6 building blocks with haptic add-ons that should help kids develop a sensitivity towards their feelings and imagination. As playful scenarios are often situations where many different emotions and therefore stereotypes intertwine, we focused our research on creating a neutral toy which can be subtle implemented in any (class)room to provide a safe space for any kind of emotional expression.
-> exhibited at Vienna Design Week 2020
-> teamwork with Magdalena Manigatter