headshot of Tiffany Louie with a blurred background of benches and mirrored columns and reflecting bushes

Tiffany's Story

Tiffany Louie worked with Yoto Limited in London, UK, during summer of 2022, to create a remote control for the children's audio device. The main Yoto player is a stationary speaker that kids can slot cards into to play audio. Kids can use the remote to interact with this player. Tiffany's project consisted of researching, planning, and prototyping the device.

"Yoto is a screen free audio speaker product that encourages children to focus on physical interactions with their toy. My main project with Yoto was to create a remote. The main Yoto player is a stationary speaker that kids can slot cards into to play audio. Kids can use the remote to interact with this player. My project consisted of researching, planning, and prototyping the device. I was able to apply plenty of class material to understanding how the Yoto audio toy works and the prototyping process. I also enjoyed connecting beyond my direct field of work, and I learned a lot more about different jobs needed to promote, manage, and support the system behind the Yoto player. 

My time with Yoto has helped me shape my expectations for my future career. I have a better understanding of industry consumer products and their manufacturing process. While I was initially expecting to only focus on hardware, my interdisciplinary development experience has helped me understand how different fields of engineering interact to create a product."

  • Side profile of Tiffany Louie sitting and leaning onto a table with a monitor, soldering gun, colorful wires and folders splayed next to her
"My MISTI UK experience has opened up my eyes to the possibilities of the future: I saw that I could work and continue to grow anywhere in the world. I could not have done this without MISTI and the opportunities it creates."
Tiffany Louie '24
Tiffany Louie pictured with Devin Murphy in front of Yoto Limited sign, spelled using individual letters arranged in a white-cubed boxed shelf with other children toys in the grid boxes.
Major & Class
Electrical Science and Engineering '24
Location
London, United Kingdom
MISTI Program
Internship
MISTI Host
Yoto Limited

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