The World is Canvas


The World is Canvas aims to provide fun in the painting experience for children through the creation of original digital coloring works using the mobile application. The method is that the user shoots any object using the camera embedded on iPhone or prepares a photo or illustration with their favorite composition or characters. Next, the user selects the image on this application, and the application traces the image loaded on the application and generates a draft for coloring. The user can color with any color and brushes with his/her fingers on the processed image. This application has some different functions compared to paper-based coloring, such as eraser, undo and sending an e-mail function.

Painting Application, 2009 –

Satoru Tokuhisa: Concept / Design
Yusuke Kamiyama: Application Programming

Demo Video

International Conference

Satoru Tokuhisa and Yusuke Kamiyama.
The World is Canvas: A Painting Application for Children based on the Social Constructivism System.
Create10, Edinburgh, UK, 30 June – 2 July, 2010.


6th Workshop Collection *only Japanese, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, 27-28 February, 2010.

International Conference on Interaction Design and Children(IDC 2010), Barcelona,Spaine, 9-12 JUly, 2010.


The download link ishere

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