Physical Computing // Participatory Design // Intelligent Textiles
Video from Danish Design Award (in Danish)
In my bachelor’s thesis, my group and I explored how interactive textiles in the form of tangible designs are relevant to the sensory experience in Snoezelen for children with disabilities.
Snoezelen is a method based on the use of a multisensory experience room designed to awaken children’s interests. It offers them the opportunity to discover, explore and experience at their own pace. The Snoezelen room arouses curiosity, the urge to try and act, and to communicate; but it also can offer a haven of calm and relaxation.
Based on almost a year of observations, material experiments and workshops with the Snoezelen practitioners, we built two sensory pillows, which were introduced to the children and evaluated with the practitioners.
Through this project we were nominated to the Danish Design Award, Talent 2012.
Video of boy interacting with the pillows
The two sensory pillows
Boy interacting with one of the pillows
Sketching on functionality
Connecting wires in one of the pillows
Exploring the qualities of textiles