- 3D PRINTING
- HOME AUTOMATION
- INTERNET OF THINGS
- KIDS & EDUCATION
- RECYCLING & UPCYCLING
- YOUNG MAKERS (< 18)
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
- OPEN SOURCE
- NEW MANUFACTURING
- WELLNESS & HEALTHCARE
- ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
- FOOD & AGRICULTURE
- 3D SCANNING
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
- MUSIC & SOUND
- ARTISANS & NEW CRAFT
- FASHION & WEARABLES
- STEAM PUNK
progettare per l'autismo e i disordini sensoriali
Temple Grandin, one of the most famous autistic personalities in the world, recalls in one of her books that «People with autism desperately need guides to instruct and educate them so they will survive in the social jungle». She adds in particular that "Children do not learn by themselves, they must be guided to the exploration and understanding of the world".
Inspired by her words I designed objects that stimulate the senses, offering multiple possibilities of play.
Each object focuses on a single sense:
PROPRIOCEPTION - a soft shape to hug, wear, squeeze;
TASTE - three special lollipop sticks, that transform a “sweet break” into a therapeutic moment;
SMELL - a conical object, resembling Pinocchio's nose and conceals a smell;
SIGHT - a special book, with a lighting sheet between the pages.
I dream of collaborating with professionals who work with developmental, learning, sensorial disorders and to offer my creativity to design together what is really needed. I am open to brainstorming with experts and I look forward to receiving feedback on how to improve these objects and also input for new projects.
«Design starts from a need», and to grasp the most profound and special needs we must observe reality from multiple points of view.