Award-year
Design solution
TACTUS
Category
Production Year
2017
Company
Specialcenter Marielundskolen
Design company
Design School Kolding, LAB for Social Inclusion
Designer
Jacqueline De Abrew,
Maja Lindstrøm Freese

A tool for child and youth involvement at the special-needs school Marielund, consisting of two boxes with objects that help children talk and learn about their thoughts and feelings.

The jury says
Learning to put one’s thoughts and feelings into words is an important developmental step for children with special needs. With its appealing colours, shapes and tactile qualities TACTUS facilitates communication about emotions by promoting a connection between bodily sensations and verbal reflection. The educational tool was clearly designed with the user in mind and is a good example of a product driven by educational considerations.

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