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THE TLC

Kinaesthetic Teaching & Learning Cube

The TLC teaches the fundamental structure of sentences in foreign languages, allowing users to build, check and learn over 3000 different example sentences using its structured, methodical method.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Initial concept development work focused on developing the client's initial brief into a logical colour coded system that helped to reinforce the subject, verb and noun, the core building blocks of sentences. In addition, a viable manufacturing approach was developed that consisted of a mixture of injection moulded plastic cubes and trays, with cardboard inserts and adhesive vinyl labels. 

PROTOTYPING

A range of prototypes were created to develop the design of the various components within the cube. Prototyping used a mixture of techniques such as 3D printing and CNC machining for plastic components, and art-working and printing for product packaging, labels, card inserts and user guides. Once the design was refined, a further set of presentation prototypes were created to allow the client to demonstrate and evaluate the product in a school trials.

PRODUCTION

Duku then took on the manufacture of the product, firstly managing the production sampling process to ensure quality and consistency, before creating an initial production run of 500 units for large scale trails. An ongoing project, further language versions are currently under development.