The interactive emotion pillow for children: the Furling
Paper in proceedings, 2014

The aim of this project was to create a way to help children learn about emotions, while promoting physical and social play. The gap between different playing styles was also sought to be bridged. A concept was constructed where pillows with several interactive characteristics could be put together like building blocks. Specifically, the prototype of a pillow that would audibly display six distinctive emotions depending on how the user touched it was created. This pillow can help children explore emotions in a playful manner, thus developing their socioemotional competence. The solution can also be very helpful for children with a diagnosis in the autism spectrum, or with developmental disabilities. The project was developed with the co-designing help of children from the 2nd grade and a three-year old test user.

Author

Nanna Nauman

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)

Amanda Strömsten

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)

Hanna Kowalska Elleberg

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)

Conference proceedings of SIDeR’14 – student interaction design research conference

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Computer and Information Science

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10/8/2017