Designing a neuroatypical weather-based planning tool
Designing a neuroatypical weather-based planning tool explores suitable ways in which technology can support people with Asperger’s Syndrome to plan their work in their terms, subscribing to their methods. The profiling process builds upon the analysis of autobiographical writings categorizing the hyper-systemization types of the user, and considering the hyper-sensibilities that affect their planning process. The outcome of this research project is a weather-based planning tool that visualizes the tasks in the context of weather conditions which allows the user to leverage their visual thinking abilities to perform their daily planning process.
Orlando Bascuñán is a Chilean Canadian creative coder, maker and 3D artist with over 10 years of professional experience. Starting as a self-educated hacker, his work seeks to bridge between the digital, analog and nature by creating interactive installations and generative art. As a graduate student working towards his Master of Design in Digital Futures at OCAD University, Orlando’s research work has focused on empowering and validating the talents and traits of the neuroatypical community. He explores the relationship between hypersensitivity, hyper-systemizing, notions of time, weather and work to design suitable and ethical tools that aid their executive functions.