HUMANISING TECHNOLOGY IN TOY DESIGN
Most of the innovation that we see in the world today is Technology-led. When we think of Technology – the most prominent word that surfaces is “Efficiency”. But the issue in recent times is the fear that this efficiency-driven Technology might scale to the point of outgrowing Human abilities and qualities. Over time, technology might start changing our DNA, our behaviour and “domesticate humans” completely. Therefore, the need of the hour is to take a step towards humanising technology. There seems to be an urgent need to blend the physical and digital mediums.
Humanising Technology refers to creating New Models of Design that are more balanced. It means to create a bi-directional relationship between Technology and the User and making machines express in a more human language.
“Technology is just a means to enable the needs of human beings”.