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Puzzle Glass Presentation

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A presentation made in my COM 427 Social Media for Communicators class about a new app idea for Google Glass

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Puzzle Glass Presentation

  1. 1. Puzzle Glass A Google Glass App for Dealing with Autism Austin Mirmina, David Wilson and Jennifer Steller Syracuse University Fall 2013
  2. 2. Our Team ● Austin Mirmina @austinnigan ○ Junior at Syracuse University Newspaper and Online Journalism ● David Wilson @DBWilson2 ○ Senior at Syracuse University Newspaper and Online Journalism ● Jennifer Steller @JenSteller ○ Senior at Syracuse University Broadcast and Digital Journalism
  3. 3. Overview ● People with Autism spectrum disorders often have a difficult time fitting in and achieving their full potential ● Puzzle Glass will provide a more interactive educational experience and allow these kids to become more independent
  4. 4. Problem/Opportunity: A Look at Autism ● ● Fastest growing and least studied mental disorder among children ● Affects 1 in 88 children ● Over 2 million people in the U.S. alone ● Autism causes people to ○ Have an atypical view of the world ○ Have above average abilities in some areas ○ Have difficulties relating to others.
  5. 5. Let’s Meet Aidan Aidan is a 13 year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome ● ● ● ● ● Very intelligent and very funny Difficulty interacting with his others his age In his own little world most of the time Has a hard time making friends He does not always have a teacher with him throughout the school day
  6. 6. What Will Puzzle Glass Do to Help? ● Built-in database of video tutorials will help users navigate common social situations ● Ability to create videos of confusing experiences ● Option to share content created through Vine or Instagram
  7. 7. App Interface: Menu screens
  8. 8. App Interface: Memory Bank
  9. 9. Competition The Challenges How Puzzle Glass Helps Traditional Autism Apps on Tablets and Smartphones -Temptation to use in less-than constructive ways -Difficulties operating touch screens -Can speak commands -Keep students away from other apps on smart phones Computer Programs Designed to Help Autistic Children Learn -Not mobile or accessible throughout the day -Right on the user’s foreheard all day long for help at any moment An education not aided by technology -Sometimes more difficult to focus -Less independence -Harder to communicate -Gives students the ability to do thing without help or supervision
  10. 10. If Aidan had Puzzle Glass ... ● Video tutorials would guide him through his day ● He could take videos and bring them to his special education teachers who would use them as teaching tools ● Teachers and family could record videos with instructions and words of encouragement for Aidan to view or share
  11. 11. Follow the Conversation with: #PuzzleGlass on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+

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