Introduction to Master Thesis Research

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Introduction to Master Thesis Research

  1. 1. DESIGN & AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH BY MAJID DADGAR Nov. 2009
  2. 2. RESEARCH Q How could form, color and function help autistic children communicate their emotions and interact socially? DESIGN and AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH
  3. 3. KEY WORDS Inclusive Design Emotional Design Experience Design Human-Centered Design Social Interaction and Development Behavioral/ cognitive intervention empathic design experiential learning DESIGN and AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH
  4. 4. HYPOTHESIS CURRENT Autism is characterized by: impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. There is no known cure. In the U.S. 1 percent of the children ages 3-17 have an autism. It is the fastest-growing developmental disability with 1,148% growth rate and 10 - 17 % annual growth. There is $60 billion annual cost that 60% of costs are in adult services. FUTURE Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention. Early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help autistic children gain self-care, social and communication skills. DESIGN and AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH
  5. 5. CONTEXTUAL RATIONALE Creative, emotional and exploratory engaging intervention of design could help autistic people communicating and socializing. What has been done … LINKX: a language learning toy for autistic toddlers @ tudelft Chair + Beanbag Arms Concept for sensory integration @ Stanford What I will do … Emotionally and socially engaging autistics Reducing repetitive behaviors Encouraging creative and interactive life The concept: LINKX The concept Chair + Beanbag Arms <http://studiolab.io.tudelft.nl/vanrijn/projects> <http://ldt.stanford.edu/~emobrien/autism_details1.html> DESIGN and AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH
  6. 6. AUDIENCE Autistic Children at the ages that using solutions are highly effective developing emotional expressions and creative life Parents and other children with normal mental health Repetitively stacking or lining up objects may indicate autism. DESIGN and AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH
  7. 7. METHOD Literature Review Books, Papers, … Interviewing Parents, Psychologists, Experts Observing Autistic children behaviors and reactions Context Mapping Concept Development Product, Environment, Pattern, … Building a Prototype DESIGN and AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH
  8. 8. DESIGN & AUTISM INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION of MASTER THESIS RESEARCH Thank You Froukje Sleesvijk Visser, Pieter Jan Stappers, Remko Van Delrugt, Contextmapping: experiences from practice Helma van Rijn, Froukje Sleeswijk Visser and Pieter Jan Stappers, Connecting through interacting Autism Society of America, www.autism-society.org Autism Research Institute, www.autism.com Data Accountability Center (DAC), www.ideadata.org ME223 - Topics in Design: Design for Autism., ldt.stanford.edu TUDelft ID Studio Lab., studiolab.io.tudelft.nl

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