PILE Project

Held 10 programming workshops for children in Shibuya. The children made the robots move to accomplish objectives that were given to them beforehand; each child was individually taught visual programming methods by an instructor. The children who could not direct the robots to move how they anticipated at first were having great fun by the end. I was responsible for all designs. Programming education is becoming increasing important, but Japan has still not developed the foundations of such education. I am pursuing this project in order to solve this problem.

  • Role Designer and Team Project
  • For The client is Parents and Children
  • Type Social Design, Collaboration with Engineer
  • URL pileproject.com/en.html


Problem: In recent years, the importance of programming has become a subject of increasing international awareness, moving from the narrow domain of the “geek” to the broader world, including the K-12 education space. Earlier this year, President Obama endorsed mandatory computer programming education in schools. And recently, a viral video from code.org encouraged students to learn to code. It is especially clear that the ability to code is taking on an unprecedented level of importance.

Solution: Using a tablet application to do visual programming, the robot moves when you press the execute button. By fitting blocks together and programming visually, children can have fun and learn about programming in a relaxed setting. Our team offered the programming platform. In the creation of the programming we thought it is important to teach children about the fundamental “sequence/branch/repeat” functions. The goal is to teach children putting your thoughts in order and joy of creating.

Concept – Problem and Solution

Output – 3D Modeling and UI


Name Card

Photo of Workshop


Beginning of Wire Frame