2.00b Toy Product Design


Suggested reading can be found on the Syllabus page

Purchasing and Reimbursements:

Purchasing Guidelines - a good place to start for first-time purchasers
Cover Sheet - for submitting receipts
Tax Exempt Form (ST2) - state tax exempt form
Tax Exempt Form (ST5) - federal tax exempt form
in many cases federal tax form is sufficient, but some stores may require the state form as well.

Reference Documents:

Toys for Children Birth-5 - U.S. Consumer Product Guide
Toys for Children 6-12 - U.S. Consumer Product Guide
Characteristics of Boys' and Girls' Toys - Judith Blakemore and Renee E. Centers
Child Ergonomics
- TU Delft (Dutch)
Colour Lovers

Articles and Interviews:

Taking Play Seriously (NY Times)
Old-Fashioned Play (NPR)
Creative Play (NPR)
The Art and Craft of Toy Design

Stores and Sites:

Ponoko - made to order laser cutting
Wordle - automatic word art generator
The Sarut Group
Perpetual Kid
Think Geek
ReadyMech Toys - print out and make toys
Papercraft - make a working optimus prime
Pepakura - cad model to paper cut out software
The Monster Engine - children's art... remastered

Friends of 2.00b:

2.009 - MIT Product Engineering Process
2.744 - Product Design
Hasbro Toys
Transmedia Storytelling - Geoffrey Long
Invention at Play
- Lemelson