How can we use databases available to us to design empowering interactions?
Many people on the autism spectrum experience anxieties about new or unknown places, which can have a big impact on their daily lives. Unfold is a concept that specifically targets young adults with agoraphobia to help them develop more independence in part by “previewing” unknown spaces through a connected device. By facilitating a more accessible way of exploring new places, Unfold motivates users to expand the area that they feel comfortable in. Design decisions were derived from an in-depth co-design process featuring multiple sessions with an autistic individual in collaboration with the design agency Panton and the child and youth psychiatric center Karakter.