This project was part of a five-month collaboration with arts and technology collective Seeper, based in London. We built and evaluated an immersive multi-sensory environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
As part of the collaboration I also ran an ethnographic study, which took place over three days of workshops in Baskerville, a school for children with special needs in Birmingham. The multi-sensory systems placed in the school allowed students to use different senses such as touch, vision and sound. We observed that the immersive experience created a comfortable autistic-friendly environment, which contributed to students’ relaxation and facilitated social interaction.