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Projects

The MakeGuffin Project

Nicholas Chan, Maria Alejandra Sandoval (2018) A relating-by-making environment for and by individuals on the Autism spectrum that enables individuals to bond and develop informal support systems as they share a common goal around a passion project. Process Paper: (PDF)

VRbal

Yuka Fukuoka (2018) A step-by-step approach to building confidence and reducing anxiety in people who stutter, particularly in stressful situations, such as job interviews. Process Paper: (PDF)

WithU

Jiajing Wu (2017)

“A way for young family members to help elderly, chronically ill relatives manage their medications in order to lower their risk of overmedication and drug reactions.”

Works Art Center

Haoshi Jiang (2017)

“A program that helps people with disabilities to master skills that will connect them to jobs.”

Alert-A-Ride

by Meghan Lazier

“I am helping disabled commuters regain independence and control of their day by creating a mobile app that gives riders access to real-time data and information about current and past rides on paratransit.”

Camina Conmigo (Walk With Me)

by Covadonga Abril

“Camina Conmigo (Walk With Me) is a project that connects seniors with younger people, asking them to spend a few hours in the daily life of the other person, in order to help solve a problem that society doesn't always perceive.”

The Sonic Library

by Katja Frederiksen

“Creating sonic memories for people with dementia and their caregivers to achieve communication.”

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