Project description

Digifold is an interactive system that merges the digital and physical worlds of games through interactive origami. The project is designed for children and young adults. It challenges the typical handheld game controller interactions. Instead of monotonously pressing buttons and staring at screens of computers, Digifold introduces a new captivating gaming system where the player engages in traditional craft to play their favourite games. They fold their own origami figures from paper with preprinted electronics using conductive paint, which are then connected to games directly. The origami then becomes a controller in itself, and players get to interact with their creations! Digifold not only allows players to enjoy gaming and but also improves children’s craft skills, develops fine-motor skills, and supports mental concentration.