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
At present we are ready to move much further than a simple ratio and explore relations between beauty and geometry, between aesthetics and mathematics. At first, it was explored how to create patterns and symmetries (very much like Escher did). Afterwards a mini-project was done to move the abstract concepts of math into the real world.
This final prototype is a bird shape made out of multiple layers of Perspex. The layered bird appears when the wing and body are combined into one art-piece. The transparency of this material gives the opportunity to create new shapes by combining two separate figures. For this prototype it is chosen to make one bird pop-out, while the rest stays open for interpretation. This results in a sophisticated appearance which gives back the imagination to the user. At this moment, the prototype is made on a small scale to show the effect of working in a three-dimensional space. When enlarging this prototype it can be used as a room divider within for example waiting rooms, trains and bathrooms.
This design was featured on the general exhibition of the 2017 Bridges Conference in Waterloo.
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