Prosthetics for kids as a social and creative tool: Empowering children to explore their strongest side throught creativity
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
IKO is a creative prosthetic system designed for children to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way.
What if kids could use their imagination to create their own tools according to their own needs; doing participatory observations and interviews in Colombia of two children with congenital hand-disabilities and their families confirmed that the needs of disabled kids are not always related to physical activity but often alternatively the social and psychological aspect; what if kids could make their own prosthetics and have fun at the same time?
Learning. Creating. Being kids.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 196 p.
Prosthetics, creativity, innovation, kids, LEGO
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97835OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-97835DiVA: diva2:776721
LEGO Future Lab
Subject / course
Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Master's Programme in Advanced Product Design
2014-05-26, Auditorium, Östra Strandgatan 30, Umeå, 09:00 (English)
Degn, Thomas, Senior Lecturer, Programme Director