In 2014 our team of therapy, design and engineering professionals realised a pressing need to explore how interaction design and technology can unlock the potential of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
We visited schools, parents, daycare centres, and therapy services. We observed and played with hundreds of learners with Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, brain injuries, Down’s Syndrome, and typically developing children.
We worked with nearly 200 professionals of different specialisations: Teachers, Occupational, Physical, Music, Speech and Language Therapists, SEN Teachers and SENCOs. We learned from them about the versatile needs of users through research interviews, focus groups and participants observation.