A stand alone, interactive classroom kit that can be used in primary education to teach children about recycling and the value of waste. It focuses on what happens to waste in terms of the materials it is made of and how these materials can be reused. The installation exists of a screen connected to three trash bins; one for paper, one for plastic and one for organic waste. Children can throw away their trash and watch how Kosmo will reuse the materials into new products on the screen. As children recycle their waste in the trash bins they will experience how the materials can be reused into the production of new products or materials.
Kosmo the Recyclenaut is a project commissioned by Gemeente
Utrecht. The goal is to make children more aware of sustainability.
After field research, playing and talking with the children, we took a couple of steps
back as we found out that the subject was too complicated.
I repeatedly went back to our target group, to test our paper prototypes in order to make sure that our message came across.We have tried out various themes, and art styles which I have made the concept art of, to make sure it appeals to the children.
In the development stage I was partly responsible for the programming, and I have made all of the visual elements, including for the game, for the websites and all other promotional assets. I was also responsible for the motion design, animations, video editing for the teaser, and for making the website for the project.