Empathy Toys are being used in...

800 schools 35+ countries
The Empathy Toy is being used in more than 800 schools in over 35 countries.
Twenty One Toys at the intersection of K-12, Post-Secondary, and workplace sectors
The Empathy Toy is being used from K-12, to Post-Secondary institutions, to in the workplace.
The Empathy Toy is being used in over 20 Post Secondary Schools

Over 20 Post Secondary Schools

The Empathy Toy is being used in over 20 Post Secondary Schools
MIT Media Lab is using the Empathy Toy to teach Design Thinking

TeachingDesignThinking

The Empathy Toy is being used by MIT Media Lab to teach design thinking.
GEMS Education in Dubai is using the Empathy Toy to teach Leadership

TeachingLeadership

The Empathy Toy is being used by GEMS Education in Dubai to teach leadership.
Sheridan College is using the Empathy Toy in their Continuing Education program

Continuing Education

The Empathy Toy is being used by Sheridan College in Dubai to teach continuing education.

Empathy for Professional Development

Not just in schools – toys are being used in the workplace!

IDEO is using the Empathy Toy for developing Communication Skills in the workplace

“We used the Empathy Toy to hone our communication skills, learning how to use universal and simple language to provide instructions. And we used it to get a good laugh as our own team -- designers from every conceviable area of expertise -- learned to talk to each other.”

Alzheimers Society of Toronto has used the Empathy Toy for Team Building in the workplace

“Twenty-one Toys made team building both fun and insightful. The combination of the different exercises and the need to focus on specific ways of communicating was invaluable to our team at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. I look forward to seeing how the learning translates into our work. I would recommend the workshop to all!”

The Empathy Toy's History

The Empathy Toy featured on TEDx

It all started as a student project with a very specific assignment: design a navigational aid for the blind. Address the key questions of, "Where am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?" ...and how a visually impaired person might get others to help them answer them.