Friday, February 11, 2011

Autism Connects - Design for those with ASD

The “Autism Connects” technology and design competition challenges students to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to better connect with the world around them, and allow individuals who do not have ASD to better understand and connect with those who do.

Designers are asked to produce innovative technology-based solutions to assist individuals with ASD in their communications with others and, in doing so, to increase the public’s understanding of this unique and growing population. Design solutions should focus on improving communication on any of a number of levels: between individuals, within and between communities and their members, and among individuals without ASD so they can connect better with individuals who do.

The Jury consists of Yves Behar (fuseproject), Lisa Strausfeld (Pentagram), Richard Seymour (Seymourpowell) nnd Allan Chochinov (Core77)

Competition closes March 30th 2011

Web link: Autism Connects
pdf link: ASD Challenge Brief