I Mirabilia: Taking Care of the Emotional Life of Hospitalized Children
Rossi, Erika and Crampton-Smith, Gillian and Tabor, Philip (2012) I Mirabilia: Taking Care of the Emotional Life of Hospitalized Children. Studies in Material Thinking, 7 . ISSN 1177-6234
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I Mirabilia (“The Wonders”) are a family of three interactive dolls for children who spend a long period of time in hospital, due to terminal illnesses or periodic therapies. Drawing on interviews and observations in a children’s hospital, three dolls were designed to help overcome specific emotional difficulties faced by children in this situation. The different interactions and behaviors triggered by the dolls enable the children to improve their relationships and make new connections with the people within the hospital, such as doctors, psychologists and other hospitalized children.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Children in hospital, dolls, emotional needs, psychotherapy, non-verbal communication, haptics, tangible interfaces|
|Subjects:||Area 01 - Scienze matematiche e informatiche > INF/01 Informatica|
|Divisions:||Facoltà > Fda Design e arti > Lauree specialistiche > clasVEM Comunicazioni visive e multimediali|
|Deposited By:||Davide Rocchesso|
|Deposited On:||30 Mar 2012 09:06|
|Last Modified:||30 Mar 2012 09:06|
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