dSketch: Crowd-sourced Interactive Sketchbook for Developmental Impairment

Empowering Creativity and Inclusivity: Introducing dSketch - The Accessible Web-Based Design Tool

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dSketch is an web-based application that supports the design collaboration and production between creators with developmental impairment and creative coders. When a programmer creates a sketch based on creative coding, a creator with developmental impairment can produce a design outcome by adding an interaction on the sketch. In the process, the creators with developmental impairment can explore various input and output values such as touch, keyboard and voice, that are supported by p5.js.

dSketch, in other words, can become a sketchbook, or a musical instrument, and or a game machine, depending on how the creators want to use them. In proposing the system, I aimed to enhance the financial, physical, and psychological accessibility to sensory education and creation of people with developmental impairment, as well as to support their economic activities.

UX Design Principles

1. Inclusion

dSketch aimed to promote inclusivity and equal opportunities for people with developmental impairments, by providing them with a platform to explore their creativity and showcase their talents. This can lead to greater social acceptance and appreciation of people with developmental impairments and reduce the stigma associated with disability.

2. Economic Empowerment

By supporting the economic activities of people with developmental impairments, dSketch can empower them financially and provide them with a sense of independence. This can lead to greater economic inclusion and opportunities for people with developmental impairments.

3. Collaboration

dSketch encourages collaboration between creative coders and people with developmental impairments, creating a space for people from different backgrounds and skill sets to work together. This can lead to greater understanding and empathy between different groups, as well as the creation of innovative and inclusive solutions.

4. Accessibility to Creative Education

dSketch can be used as a tool for sensory education, providing people with developmental impairments with a platform to explore and understand various sensory inputs and outputs. This can lead to greater awareness and understanding of different types of impairments and promote a more inclusive society.

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