Sensory educational toys created by Sustainable Product Design students are currently on display at the London Design Fair.
Students were tasked to develop a sensory toolkit, one that provides stimuli and evokes interaction and engagement, as part of their studies. Working in collaboration with Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist Joanna Grace, students created a series of sensory educational toys for children who live with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), also known as Sensory Beings.
The project is part of the Design Research for Change showcase of over 60 design-led projects that transcend disciplinary, methodological, geographical, and conceptual boundaries.
Course Leader Simon Andrews said: "We're delighted this project is being showcased as it demonstrates how co-design practice can be developed to engage audiences typically excluded from this process."
London Design Fair takes place at the Old Truman Brewery from 19 to 22 September.