|Brand||FUN SOLUTIONS, INC.|
|Product / Service||BELLTON|
|Category||B02. Mobile Apps|
|Entrant||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Idea Creation||DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production||LENS ASSOCIATES NAGOYA, JAPAN|
|Production 2||YAOYORO'S Nagoya, JAPAN|
|Production 3||AQUARING INC. TSURUMAI LAB Nagoya, JAPAN|
|Production 4||TRANKA Nagoya, JAPAN|
|MASASHI NAKAYAMA||DENTSU INC.||Exective Creative Director|
|MICHIHITO DOBASHI||DENTSU INC.||Group Creative Director / Art Director|
|KANAKO WADA||DENTSU INC.||Copywriter / Planner|
|KANAKO SETTA||DENTSU INC.||Planner|
|THOMAS HAMILTON||DENTSU INC.||Translator|
|YUZURU HASEGAWA||DENTSU INC.||Translator|
|MASAO SHIRASAWA||LENS ASSOCIATES||Art Director / Designer|
|AKINORI OKADA||Yaoyoro’s||Movie Director|
|JUNPEI KAGAWA||Yaoyoro’s||Animation Camera|
|DAISUKE HAGIWARA||Yaoyoro’s||Motion graphics|
|JUN TANAKA||J-FACTORY||Production Design|
|HIDEHISA HIRABAYASHI||Toyoshiko||Package Designer|
|SATORU OZAWA||Itoubigeisha seihanjo Co.,Ltd||Printing Director|
|TAKUYA YOSHIMURA||AQUARING Inc. Tsurumai lab||Planner|
|NAOKI SATO||AQUARING Inc. Tsurumai lab||Director|
|HIROKI NAKAGAWA||AQUARING Inc. Tsurumai lab||Designer|
|TOMOYA YAMAMOTO||YAMAMOTO MFG.||Technical Director|
|HIROKI||One Groove Inc.||Director|
Focusing on the fact that many parents have their children watch YouTube videos in cars, a device was designed where the action of taking off the seatbelt locks-up the app in use, which is unlocked when the seatbelt is put back on. When the belt is removed, this sets off a loud bell sound encouraging to put the seat belt on. The action of wearing a seatbelt was sublimated to an entertainment ‘switch’ for locking and unlocking their favorite smartphone app.
Re-imagining a non-living safety device, the seatbelt, as a face, with the red button being the mouth, we added eyes to create a loveable character which children could easily get attached to. The action of putting on a seatbelt was transformed into a fun action in which Bellton ‘eats’ the insert plate. This characterization approach was also used for the smartphone/tablet control system. In this way, the overall communication experience was carefully designed to reach out to children using a multi-dimensional format.
The characterization of seatbelts by designing an eye shaped device brought upon a feeling of "affinity" and "attachment" to the hearts of children who do not like seat belts. In addition, the overall integrated design between the hardware (buckle design) and software (app) complemented to the success in changing the act of wearing a seatbelt into a positive impression, making the child to think that "I want to wear it myself!" . This product which encourages buckling-up on their own, is a fun solution that can create a seat belt wearing habit that continues on to the child's future. Featured on NHK (major national broadcaster), business TV programs and various other media.
When googling with keywords such as "seatbelt, children", phrases such as "My child dislikes wearing a seatbelt and tends to unbuckle it" , "I want my children to be happy with wearing a seatbelt" were returned in abundance from concerned parents, who are our target. We developed Bellton to solve their concerns.