The EDU Book transforms the mobile phone into a school computer and connects the analog and digital worlds with its A4-sized electronic-ink-Display. When put onto the EDU Book, the phone automatically switches into school mode - it blocks call and text functions, starts the EDU software that is optimized for school work and brings the tough, flexible, light and inexpensive EDU Book to digital life. The mobile phone transforms from a problem to the solution. The EDU Book not only substitutes calculator, overhead projector and PC, it is also a robust tool for studies outside of the school - superior to any laptop: Analogue work can be documented by camera to be worked up digitally afterwards.
A 5 month-long research has been conducted prior. Subsequent discussions with teachers, principals, parents, education authorities of Austria, and specialists enabled a holistic overview of their challenges.The workshop was inspired by the „Design Thinking for Educators’ Toolkit“ and took place at four different schools with children from 6 to 15 years.