Circular Species is toy that combines biodegradable materials and augmented reality to teach kids about the carbon cycle. It comes with three components: a digital app, a physical woolly mammoth toy, and a seed package. When the child is ready, they can bury the toy in their backyard alongside the seeds they plant. Over the course of a few weeks, the external shell of the mammoth biodegrades and acts as fertiliser for the seeds to sprout. The child then goes back to the garden and gets to be a palaeontologist, excavating the mammoth's skeleton that was inside.
Fernanda Dobal is an interdisciplinary designer who sees education as the single most important tool we have for shaping the future. Her work focuses on how technology and design can be used to educate, shift perspectives, and create better experiences for users through innovative products, services, or systems.