Mapocci is an interactive toy, designed to promote emotional learning and social communication in children. It’s functioning model is aimed at enhancing transmission of affects, narrative construction and communicative awareness. The toy is provided with a 3g connection that will enable distance communication and with a system of sensor and actuators for the interactive experience. Mapocci’s objetives are:  1)  improve social communication and interaction between children 2) elicit affective communication by constructing affective experience in interaction 3) apply gesture based interaction to narrative construction Mapocci is a project by Laura Malinverni and Lilia Villafuerte, produced with the support of Telefonica I+D and Laboral, Art and Industrial Creation .


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