Mica is a sound capturing tool and collection system
that fosters new perspectives and deeper relationships
between children and their surroundings. Mica’s
concept is based on the metaphor of how a conch shell
captures the sound of the ocean. The device syncs
with an app that provides an archive and sound map for
children to collect and reflect on their experiences.
The process of collecting has both
emotional and educational benefits for children. It
exercises critical, imaginative, and cognitive skills and
can help create a sense of identity.
- Kendall Paulsen
- Adrian Bardue
- Mariko Yoshino