Arts and Technology. Second International Conference, ArtsIT 2011, Esbjerg, Denmark, December 10-11, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Designing Interaction Though Sound and Movement with Children on the Autistic Spectrum

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-33329-3_1,
        author={Wendy Keay-Bright},
        title={Designing Interaction Though Sound and Movement with Children on the Autistic Spectrum},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. Second International Conference, ArtsIT 2011, Esbjerg, Denmark, December 10-11, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={autism cause and effect communication playfulness motion sensor multi-touch interaction},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33329-3_1}
    }
    
  • Wendy Keay-Bright
    Year: 2012
    Designing Interaction Though Sound and Movement with Children on the Autistic Spectrum
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33329-3_1
Wendy Keay-Bright1,*
  • 1: University of Wales Institute
*Contact email: wkbright@uwic.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper documents the making of ReacTickles MAGIC, a series of exploratory technology applications that use multi touch and sensor inputs on consumer devices. The ReacTickles concept is based on cause and effect activities that are highly responsive to individual interest. Especially targeted have been individuals on the autism spectrum who experience the most profound impairments in social communication, and have limited opportunities for self expression and meaningful interaction with others. The paper will review the basic design principles that emerged from early research with this target population and describe how these have been embodied in ReacTickles MAGIC. With reference to the impact of participatory design methods, the paper will discuss the early formative evaluation, from which we draw certain conclusions for future concepts.