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Research Article

Factors Affecting Clothing Design for Autistic Children: A Study of A Sustainable Development Brand Kiddie Pal in Jakarta

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283124,
        author={J O Oetojo},
        title={Factors Affecting Clothing Design for Autistic Children: A Study of A Sustainable Development Brand Kiddie Pal in Jakarta},
        proceedings={The 1st Workshop on Multimedia Education, Learning, Assessment and its Implementation in Game and Gamification in conjunction with COMDEV 2018, Medan Indonesia, 26th January 2019, WOMELA-GG},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WOMELA-GG},
        year={2019},
        month={4},
        keywords={autistic kiddie pal clothing for children},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283124}
    }
    
  • J O Oetojo
    Year: 2019
    Factors Affecting Clothing Design for Autistic Children: A Study of A Sustainable Development Brand Kiddie Pal in Jakarta
    WOMELA-GG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283124
J O Oetojo1,*
  • 1: Fashion Design Program, Product Design Department, Universitas Bina Nusantara, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: joetojo@binus.edu

Abstract

There are about one million autistic children in Indonesia. Based on statistics, one out of sixty-eight children are born with autism worldwide. Getting dressed can be more challenging, based on the fact that 83 percent of children with autism have problems with theirmotor skills, especially inputting their clothes on independently. This study presents the main aspects involved in designing fashion clothing specifically created to find solutions to help children with autism in brand Kiddie Pal. The research methodology utilized a qualitative method through in-depth interviews and observations using a sample collection for autistic children from Kiddie Pal and gathered inputs from experts. Clothes specially designed for children with autism should offer the easiest way to wear. In accordance with the desire to have an autistic viewpoint, the clothes are expected to offer psychological benefits and help improve the organization of sensory and social integration with the community. Using cotton material, selected water-based prints, no tags, less trimmings, flexible front and back clothing pieces, and a smart opening solution are answers to the problems faced by autistic children in their dressing. The design factors have to consider the motoric limitations, both psychological and social. In addition, a purpose of this study was to establish guideline recommendations for creating and designing clothing for children with autism that can support the sustainable development