ZERO1 Biennial Workshop

Location

United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W
Homemade Apps: Designing for Autism

ZERO1 Biennial Workshop
Homemade Apps: Designing for Autism

How might our homes and cities look and feel if they were designed for those with autism? Silicon Valley is known as a leading hub for high-tech innovation and development. This workshop aims to tap into the wealth of homemade, improvised, low-tech and non-professional solutions by Silicon Valley families in response to the needs of their autistic children.

In this workshop, we will be developing designs for living, including new constructions and adaptations of existing forms, both practical and fantastic, that address the needs of autistic individuals. A team of artists will be on hand to help participants visualize their ideas on paper. The compiled drawings will be published on-line as part of an archive of designs for re-imagining how we live.

Homemade Apps is organized by ZERO1 Biennial artist, Wendy Jacob, whose Squeeze Chair project focuses on the design of chairs to embrace the sitter; with media designer and scientist, Jackie Lee, who creates physiological sensing mechanisms that help people communicate via non-verbal ways.

This event is free and open to all interested individuals. No design experience necessary. For registration and questions, contact Wendy Jacob at wendywjacob@gmail.com