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

Completing multi step activities is difficult for people with dementia. To support them, GUIDEMENTIA, a portable device, is designed to independently guide them through the process of an activity, e.g. making coffee, setting the table or getting ready for bed.


To start an instruction video, the user simply holds the device against a NFC sticker, attached to the activity, e.g. a coffee machine. All activities that are added to the device consist of short videos, visualizing the different steps required to complete the activity. After playing a video, the user can either indicate (s) he is ready for the next step, or wants to re-watch the video. When all steps are followed, the user successfully completed the activity independently.


GUIDEMENTIA entered in the “GGD Innovatiebattle 2017” and the TU/e Contest 2017. Guidementia won first place in the GGD Innovatiebattle and won the Brightlands award of the TU/e Contest.


Sept. 2016
Jan. 2017
Sander van der Zwan
Tim Treurniet

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