Dito was created as a child’s first phone, designed to consider and address the significant question of how our relationships with technology shape our development. It’s a screenless, voice-activated smartphone that redirects children’s focus away from screens, aiming to safeguard the parent-child bond during crucial years of development.

Developed through extensive research and designed with a focus on the well-being of children, Dito imagines a beneficial introduction to technology. Recognizing the detrimental impact screens can have on a child’s development, Dito encourages communication and interaction without the isolation screens often cause. It’s built around the idea that meaningful connections—especially with parents and the community—are vital for a child’s growth.

Dito incorporates a modular camera unit, allowing children to explore and capture their surroundings. These photos are uploaded directly to a parent’s phone, facilitating shared experiences and discussions about the child’s discoveries. Additionally, an app for parents highlights topics the child engages with through Dito, further easing and enriching conversations about the child’s interests.

This design strategically positions Dito as a gateway to responsibly embracing technology, hoping to foster future generations more inclined to connect with people rather than devices. Dito embodies the belief that when thoughtfully designed, early technology can enrich the parent-child relationship and support healthy development.