Promotion of creative activity in children with severe autism through visuals in an interactive multisensory environment

  • Authors
  • Parés, Narcís; Carreras, Anna; Durany, Jaume; Ferrer, Jaume; Freixa, Pere; Gómez, David; Kruglanski, Orit; Parés, Roc; Ribas, J. Ignasi; Soler, Miquel; Sanjurjo, Àlex
  • UPF authors
  • FREIXA FONT, PEDRO JUAN; PARES BURGUES, NARCIS; DURANY VENDRELL, JAUME; SANJURJO RUBIO, ALEJANDRO JAVIER; PARES BURGUES, ROC; RIBAS TORRABADELLA, JOAN IGNASI;
  • Authors of the book
  • Eisenberg, Mike; Eisenberg, Ann (chairs)
  • Book title
  • apos;05: Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Interaction design and children
  • Publisher
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Publication year
  • 2005
  • Pages
  • 110-116
  • ISBN
  • 978-1-59593-096-5
  • Abstract
  • Autism is a developmental disorder which presents disability in communication and socialisation and a lack of imagination. To promote creativity, exploration and enjoyment in low functioning autistic children that have no verbal communication, we propose MEDIATE, an interactive environment that generates real time visual, aural and vibrotactile stimuli. This paper focuses on the design of interaction with visuals within MEDIATE. The design is guided by the objectives of giving children a sense of agency and enhance non repetitive actions. Other guidelines of this design include natural interaction, use of non invasive technology and non representational visuals. This visual interaction (together with sound and vibrotacile) allows the children to enjoy MEDIATE and be creative within this environment.
  • Complete citation
  • Parés, Narcís; Carreras, Anna; Durany, Jaume; Ferrer, Jaume; Freixa, Pere; Gómez, David; Kruglanski, Orit; Parés, Roc; Ribas, J. Ignasi; Soler, Miquel; Sanjurjo, Àlex. Promotion of creative activity in children with severe autism through visuals in an interactive multisensory environment. In: Eisenberg, Mike; Eisenberg, Ann (chairs). IDC '05: Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Interaction design and children. 1 ed. New York: Association for Computing Machinery; 2005. p. 110-116.
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