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Academic year 2017/2018 Industrial design Master’s studies – 1st semester

Affirmation in a real environment student: Marta Badurina mentor: Mladen Orešić, prof.


sensory integration & self–regulation —

Sensory integration issues — • Excessive or insufficient sensitivity to touch, sound, sight, motion, taste or smell. • Attention and self–control issues: background noise or visual stimuli obstruct it, causing irritability and difficulty to calm down. • Lack of responsiveness. • Problems with balance, movement, communication and speech, motor planning.

Starting point — Association Put u život – PUŽ brings together parents of children with special needs, regardless of type of condition. The aim of the association is to raise the quality of life and support network development, for children with special needs and their families.

Motives — •• Volunteering experience in the association •• Observing issues from the designer point of view •• Sensory profile change

Problems — •• Any association for children with special needs interior is the same for all types of children and children are simultaneously in space. •• Equipment for sensory – integration therapy requires a separate room. •• The space is not stimulating and equipment for children with special needs is cold and outdated. •• There is nothing in the space to help them in self-regulation.

Questions — •• In which way can spatial design be stimulating? •• How to integrate elements from sensory-integrative therapy rooms to everyday situations? •• How to develop the senses through the game? •• How can an object or space help in self - regulation?

Aims — •• sensory stimulation design •• self–regulation development throughtout playing •• additional value of everyday activities

Research methods — 1. interviews 2. observing 3. experiments 4. design research

Conslusion —


active stimulation

pressure stimulation


Conslusion —




Design criteria — •• applicability in different places and in various situations •• variety of materials and textures

Process —

Process —

Process —

pavi — sensory stimulation equipment

mat —

wooden beads, styrofoam balls, rice DEVELOPING PROPRIOCEPTIVE SYSTEM

swing —

swinging as a selfregulation method DEVELOPING vestibular SYSTEM stimulating sensory input

fort —

isolation as a selfregulation method calming sensory input

thank you —

Sensory stimulation design  

Industiral design project

Sensory stimulation design  

Industiral design project