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

As an international exchange student, it can be really difficult to approach people and make new friends. Pili is designed to connect both foreign and home students with each other. It is a tool that helps people to connect during (cultural) events and shows them how to connect with new people in the future.


Each participant receives a connector upon arrival. During three different rounds they have the chance to connect with other people they haven’t yet interacted with during the event. Starting with an icebreaker, followed by a quiz and a quest, the participants get to know each other into depth with every round. After every successful round, the participants will receive a coupon for a free drink afterwards which they can drink while talking to their new friends. Pili shows the participants, that essentially, everybody is the same and how easy it can be to talk and connect with others.


Design for Social Innovation
Bu Jiayuan
Claudine Pieters
Galina Petrova
Nicky Pronk
Nov. 2017
Feb. 2018

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