Planny is a plannig’s toolkit which helps children with autism at primary education to plan their own Design Based Learning (DBL) activity. A DBL activity can be very chaotic and unstructured. In particular, children with autism are not good in handling chaotic and unstructured situations. Planny helps to bring the structure back and supports children in working independently.


Every color on the toolkit represents a step of the process, e.g. doing research, coming up with solutions and creating a solution. For each step two different exercises are given. Together the children can decide which exercise they perform. In this way, they learn to make agreements and to plan an activity. Above all, they can create their own and unique design process.


Feb. 2016 - June 2016 | 1 student

Technology becomes increasingly important for people living with dementia. However, they have trouble interacting with new technologies due to the nature of their disease. This research contributes insights on user interfaces appropriate for people with dementia.


Three different telephone interface were evaluated. These interfaces were picture-oriented, and either based on physical, graphical or tangible interaction aspects. Based on the study, it is recommended keeping the location of the action and reaction within an interaction the same. Additionally, making menu overviews simple and limited in amount of choices improves usability in design for dementia.


After finishing this research project, the paper has been finalized and sent to CHI ‘18. Unfortunately it was not accepted.


Feb. 2017
June 2017
Archipel, NL

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