Looli is a set of cookware that helps breakdown ageist stereotypes of older adults. It facilitates intergenerational bonds to cultivate mutual empathy between grandparents and their grandchildren. Each step of the cooking process requires them to work together to complete a task, encouraging collaborative play and team work.
Design Research, Concept Development, UX Design, Rapid Prototyping, Project Management, Visual Presentation
Solidworks, Illustrator, Photoshop, Plastic, Fabrication
At the initial stage of the project, I conducted observational research of a group of students with non-verbal autism ages 9 to 11 years old to capture the context within which they interacted with the teaching staff, their environment and with each other. From there, I was able to gain insights into their day-to-day school life and identify problem areas.
I used the AEIOU framework to visually map my observation of the students and developed an actionable insight.
The teaching staff and caregivers use assistive tools like pictogram cards and Proloquo2Go to communicate with non-verbal students. However, students can only access these tools’ through their teachers and caregivers due to their fragility. As a result, students have limited opportunity to communicate without first receiving prompts, the ACC tools and the aid of adults.