Öxe (2017)

Öxe is the name, which a small boy chose for his interactive device in the course of a co-design process as part of the Outside the Box project. Simply put, Öxe is a multi-purpose open-ended digital toy featuring a multi-color LED matrix and controls to manipulate those lights. It can be used to animate abstract shapes and figures, or it can serve as a stage for directing play. Due to Öxe's popularity, Julia Makhaeva and me created an advanced iteration of Öxe in our spare time as shown in the below video.


Prototyping Process



  • Partially funded as part of the Outside the Box project
  • Julia Makhaeva created the renderings and video-showcase
  • Katta Spiel participated in the user research and ideation phase of the Öxe prototype