Sensory Book for Autistic Children

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Sensory items help autistic individuals to regulate emotions and engage young children in an interactive activity with visual and tactile elements. I want to utilise recycled materials and fabric, for a more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective aspect, and the book to be a comfortable size, fit for safety of young children. Colour may communicate the ‘zones of regulation’ and relate to how emotions are deeply intertwined with colour. Moreover, I aim for the book to be able to disassemble and reassemble to suit the personal needs of the user. Any suggestions, ideas or input is greatly appreciated!


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Edwina@Nectir @ 2022.05.25 10:55 AM
Hi Theresa, I really like this idea. I would imagine you could have some fun putting together the protoype. In this process, I would suggest thinking of a way you could scale it. ie. Mass produce the books. This will be an interesting and important challenge to overcome. Thanks Edwina

Matt @ Equal Experts @ 2022.05.27 6:46 AM
I think this is an incredible idea. My son utilised sensory toys as a toddler and it brought all kinds of calm to his life. I think there is something to be said for the simplicity/usability factor. I would be mindful of over complicating the ability to introduce different sensory elements in exchange for usability. This is a really great concept!

UpRising @ 2022.05.27 7:21 AM

Great idea Theresa. Have you looked into the very cool world of Haptic Design 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1071581917300605#:~:text=Haptic%20Experience%20Design%20(HaXD),part%20of%20a%20multisensory%20experience.

Also check out Shannon's idea - https://ideaspies.com/posts/rightlight Designers collaborate all the time, why can't UpRising designers? 




UpRising @ 2022.06.12 10:39 AM

Good afternoon Theresa - Big Good News For you!

UpRising - People's Choice Award - Supporting young designs - Voted by the people (Anyone) 

UpRising exists to support the 4000 HSC design students across NSW, beyond gender, beyond postcode. The critical time for these students and the development of their major design projects is between Term 2 and 3. That’s why UpRising & iTE are excited to announce a targeted hit of help for you over the next few weeks.

People’s Choice - a simple and effective way of getting more communities engaged in supporting the grassroots of innovation and helping you - our creative designers with their major design projects (MDPs). 

All you need to do is to get as many of your friends and community to hit the ‘Like’ button on your post and at the end of this month (Thursday JUNE 30th 5pm) we will count the number of ‘Likes’ on each post. Top 3 ‘liked’ projects will gain critical seed funding to spend on their MDP. Highest number of likes, awarded $300, Second $200, Third $100. 


Design student’s get sharing your projects on your socials, teachers it’s not too late to get some of your MDP students signed up and collaborating with industries. Businesses wanting to build talent pathways - simple, click to join the UpRising.

N:B Likes do not represent success from a NESA perspective and those who are successful in gaining seed funding may need to acknowledge this contribution in their finance plans of their MDP.


TIme starts now - rock on designers.


UpRising @ 2022.06.28 2:18 PM

Good evening UpRising Designer

Two Days left before we close UpRising’s ‘People's Choice Seed Funding Award’. 

A few weeks ago, I thought, let’s shake things up and get you the help you need now…enter People's Choice Award..I thought we would get maybe 10 or 20 hits. 

No, you guys went ballistic! Over 5000 ‘Likes’ from all over NSW, some of you have even made the local newspaper!!! 

However, what is going to happen next is even better. 

This Thursday afternoon, 30th June, 5pm I will be announcing the 3 People’s Choice Award winners and how your seed funding $$$ will be transferred to you. I will also give you all a sneak peek at what this next level is all about, think, Australia's biggest most prestigious design event of the year..

 

Please jump into the zoom, Thursday, ask any questions about UpRising and let me know how we can make it even better for you.  

Join Zoom Meeting 5pm 30/6/22

https://zoom.us/j/4967918362?pwd=TFlPcUFHVHR6MGdMRmM1Qk9XTzhzUT09

Rock on Designers!

 

UpRising / Richard Hainsworth

Topic: UpRising People's Choice Awards + ...?

Time: Jun 30, 2022 05:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/4967918362?pwd=TFlPcUFHVHR6MGdMRmM1Qk9XTzhzUT09



UpRising @ 2022.07.22 2:00 AM

Good morning UpRising Designers- Congratulations on all the hard work you have done with your MDP, your projects are looking amazing. Some big news to help you get the rest of the way. 

Alliance members will soon be voting on three projects that really resonate with them. There is no set criteria. I will simply ask them to consider all of the projects regardless of the number of likes the project has received and vote for a project that they consider important. 

Last month Good Design Australia joined UpRising and I am very excited to announce that this year’s top three UpRising design students will be invited to attend the Good Design Awards ceremony in September, held at the ICC. 

Alliance members will be asked to nominate their top three projects, awarding 3 points for a design project that resonates with them the most, two points for the next, 1 point for a third project. Points will be tallied and the three students with the highest points invited to attend this year’s Good Design Awards Ceremony.

I ask that before the 30th July you update your post with an image that combines a picture of your early prototype with an image of your finished projects. 

Voting opens Monday 1st August                 

Voting closes Friday 19th August  

Friday 26th August  3 Recipients announced via zoom 

Friday 2nd September Recipients RSVP closes 

Friday 16 September 2022 Good Design Awards Ceremony

On Friday 26th August 4pm I will announce the top three highest scoring Major Design student projects via Zoom with these students invited to attend this year's prestigious Good Design Australia Awards Ceremony on Friday the 16th Sept. The GDA Awards event will be an incredible way for HSC design students to connect with professionals in industry and a great opportunity to give you a seat at the table at the heart of good design here in Australia.

 

Wishing you all the best with the completion of your MDPs your teachers and families must be very proud of you. 




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