DESIGN THIS! AWARD

- 2014 -

THE BOOK THAT TEACHES KIDS IN A PLAYFUL WAY ABOUT HOW TO RECOGNIZE EMOTIONS

AND REACT TO THEM

INTRODUCTION

One summer, when I was a group leader for scouting, there was a girl in my group whom I had troubles with understanding because she was held back and reacted to people in a way I didn’t understand.

 

When I asked her about this she told me she has Asperger (a version of Autism) which means she isn’t able to recognize people’s emotions. Honeslty, I felt bad for her and saw an opportunity to help!

RESEARCH

Findings

 

So I started interviewing kids about how they found out about their Autism and how they learned things about recognizing emotions and reactions from people. I also did a ton of desk research. I found out a few things.

 

My target group became kids with autism between the age of 6 and 8.

 

WHY

I want kids to be able to make

friends easier.

CONCEPT

HOW

By helping them in being able to communicate better with people.

WHAT

I created a children’s book which helps them learn how to recognize and understand their own and someone else’s emotions in a playful way.

DESIGN

I have been wanting to create an illustrated children’s book for a long time. So I chose to write a story, sketch some characters and make a book.

 

I had 10 weeks to complete this project and during this progress I found it wasn’t possible to become the best illustrator in this time span. So I found an other way to make it look fun and playful, so kids would like it.

 

Download the book

 

 

REACTIONS

 

THANKS FOR READING!