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Autism, Visual Thinking, and Independence

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posted on 2021-11-14, 10:21 authored by Elliott, Broughton

This project was to design a product that could assist a group of people who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The product was a personal organizer application designed to help people with ASD to manage themselves without the need for help from caregiver. This project reveals the difficulties faced by people with ASD, why they need a product such as personal organizer when they grow up, and why the current market of products aimed at people with ASD is flawed. This project contains research from past studies of ASD, new knowledge from participants, their caregivers, and experiments conducted to build an application for the iPad. An application built to make daily life a bit easier for young adults living with the disorder.


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Date of Award



Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Degree Discipline

Media Design

Degree Grantor

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Degree Name

Master of Design Innovation

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis



Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Design


Chan, Kah