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Empathy Bridge for Autism

Heeju Kim – Design Products

Highly Commended Helen Hamlyn Design Awards

Empathy Bridge for Autism is a message that people with autism are like everyone, although they see, hear and speak in quite unique ways. You can experience how they sense the world through three different tools and a mobile application. Low-cost materials are used so that more people can empathise with those similar to the researcher's younger brother with autism.

Judges Comment:

"This set of sensory tools can help designers and architects empathise with a more neuro-diverse audience and create more inclusive spaces."
Rama Gheerawo, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

This Commendation was chosen by the judges from the finalist projects