Sniff wins prize for ‘Design for all’

Sara Johansson’s project ‘Sniff’ has won the IT Funk prize for best student project in Design for all at this year’s Oslo School of Architecture & Design prize giving.

“Sniff is a toy dog that gives feedback through sounds and vibrations on tagged objects that comes close to his nose. The use can be in daily situations as well as in play, either alone, together with other kids or together with other Sniffs.”


Her project is written up as a good case study here (in Norwegian), and there is much more details about the project in Sara’s own report (PDF, in English).


Sara was working with the Playful RFID brief this spring. Her project will be documented further here alongside the other results from the course.

Related things:

  1. Norwegian Design Council awards Sniff Sniff has won the prize for Design for All at Unge Talenter 2008 (Young Talent 2008) from the Norwegian Design Council. The project is acclaimed for its inclusive design that encourages playful activity, particularly......
  2. Sniff After two years of development, many awards and publications, we have finally given Sara Johanssons’s Sniff the proper communication it deserves. Sniff is first and foremost a high-quality physical toy dog, that can withstand......
  3. More press for Sniff Dagens Næringsliv Norway’s daily business newspaper covered two of the Unge Talenter winners last Friday, including Sniff. Some quotes: Vinner Design for alle: Kosehunden og spillet Sniff av Sara Johansson “FOLSOM HUND. -Jeg tenkte......
  4. 50 things, places and people for 2008 On the last day of 2007 Dagbladet rounded up the 50 things, places and people they tip for 2008 (50 ting, steder og mennesker vi tror på i 2008). Sara Johansson is tipped at......
  5. Touch design briefs for this spring All of the Touch design briefs we have been using this spring in the Touch course are now online, have a look. The Touch course has also just finished, there will be case studies......

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One Comment

  1. Posted 17 January 2008 at 14:31 | Permalink

    This project is so stunningly simple and thoughtful. Wonderful stuff.

4 Trackbacks

  1. By Sparkfun now selling ID12 readers · Touch on 27 August 2007 at 14:30

    [...] The ID12s measure just 25mm x 26mm and include their own antenna. They are great because they are packaged in a form that is very adaptable to many prototyping needs, including inside a toy dog’s nose. [...]

  2. By links for 2007-08-29 (Leapfroglog) on 29 August 2007 at 7:22

    [...] Sniff wins prize for ‘Design for all’ · Touch This looks interesting: a toy dog with an RFID reading nose called Sniff. Meant to be used in play by visually impaired children. (tags: tangible physical toys play RFID dogs) [...]

  3. By Making things talk · Touch on 1 November 2007 at 13:01

    [...] processing code was developed with Sara Johansson as part of the Sniff project in our tangible interactions course earlier this year, and it is great to see Sniff in a [...]

  4. By 50 things, places and people for 2008 on 12 March 2009 at 21:50

    [...] Johansson is tipped at number 19 with her Sniff project also featured in Making Things [...]

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