DESIGN TOYS

to help children with

how might we

autism

EMPATHIZE

Co-founder of Bubble Tree Design

Product Designer of PETE

Visited early intervention programs.

Observed at special classrooms.

Consulted therapists for autism.

Interviewed pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists.

Talked to mothers of children with special needs.

Worked with facial emotion experts.

DEFINE

POINT

OF VIEW

Children with autism need a fun tool to help them look people in the eye and recognize their emotions.

IDEATE

The team came up with more than 100 ideas at brainstorming sessions. Here are some examples.

PROTOTYPE

Concept

Visualization

Technology

Advancement

From Arduino to customized Printed Circuit Board

Evolution

of Faces

From computer generated faces to real human emotions

computer generated faces

real

human emotions

Iterations

USER TESTING

A five-year-old typical child playing with the puppet.

A seven-year-old child with autism playing with the puppet during his therapy session.

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