Toly is both a tool and a toy for children and parents. It is composed of two products: a cleaning bubble launcher and an adjustable mop. The form is inspired by sea creatures - specifically a hermit crab and an octopus - which enables Toly to combine role play and household chores. It makes kids love cleaning and provides an opportunity for parents to interact with kids while they are doing necessary housework.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Toys--Design; Parent and child; Housekeeping--Equipment and supplies--Design
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Wu, Xiaoyu, "Toly: Design to Enhance Parent-child Relationship" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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