Designing for Embodied Empowerment of people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Jelle van Dijk, Fenne Verhoeven

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    Abstract

    Taking an embodied perspective, we designed two interactive products to empower people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder in coping with the challenges of everyday life. Our Research-through-Design combined theory and hands-on co-design, involving clients and professional caretakers. Reflecting on several experienceable prototypes resulted in guiding principles for designing for Embodied Empowerment, all going beyond classical conceptions of Assistive Technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventAutism and Technology: Beyond Assistance & Interventions Workshop 2016 - San Jose, United States
    Duration: 7 May 20167 May 2016

    Workshop

    WorkshopAutism and Technology: Beyond Assistance & Interventions Workshop 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Jose
    Period7/05/167/05/16

    Keywords

    • Embodiment
    • Situatedness
    • Autism
    • Empowerment
    • Assistive technology
    • Research-through-design

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