Nonsense is a sound toy for a group of four six-year-olds. The toy provokes fantasy and construction play, resulting in a fun and interesting experience for these children. The toy has the following components: a hub with a huge red button, 1 start block and 15 sound blocks. Each block contains four different sound samples with words, music and sound effects. Children can connect these blocks by placing them in a grid, either next to each other or far away from each other, and create a sequence of words and sounds. This sequence will be a sentence with different sounds and words, resulting in Nonsense. The children can change the volume on the hub and start the sequence by pressing on the big button. Everything is made out of wood to create a magical experience, to hide the electronics in a material that children are familiar with.

Nonsense from Magic Bean on Vimeo.

Team: Arne Höfer, Patrick Kersten, Bas Dabroek, Samantha Geurts, Julien Mier, Saskia Freeke, Sonja van Vuure, Christiaan Ribbens, Edwin Rietmeijer

Utrecht School of the Arts
Client: Creative Design for Playful Impact