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MEDIATE: STRATEGIES FOR INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION IN A MULTISENSORY ENVIROMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH PROFOUND AUTISM.

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mediate_ENGdef[2] MEDIATE: STRATEGIES FOR INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION IN A MULTISENSORY ENVIROMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH PROFOUND AUTISM. N. Parés, P. Freixa, J. I. Ribas, A. Carreras, J. Durany, J. Ferrer, D. Gómez, O. Kruglanski, R. Parés, M. Soler, A. Sanjurjo Experimentació en Comunicació Interactiva: [email protected] SUMMARY The Experimentation on Interactive Communication research team (eIC) of the IUA has participated in the conception, approach and development of the project MEDIATE (A Multisensory Environment Design for an Interface between Autistic and Typical Expressiveness) 2001/2004, funded by the European Commission within the IST of the V Framework Program. In this paper we present the work developed during the design and scripting of user interaction with visual stimuli, as well as the strategies followed to establish methodologies that would allow us to overcome the impossibility of typifying the users of this project. KEYWORDS Interaction design, Interactive communication, Perception theory, Interface design, Real time image generation, Psychology. ARTICLE Definition of the MEDIATE Project As set forth in the basic design of the project, MEDIATE (A Multisensory Environment Design for an Interface between Autistic and Typical Expressiveness) proposes the creation of a multisensory and interactive environment for boys and girls with profound autism who are unable to engage in verbal communication. (1) By means of visual, auditory and tactile interaction, the project attempts to provide the children with an opportunity to express and enjoy themselves by having them use their bodies as well as certain physical parts of the area that are sensitive to the touch. The prime goal of MEDIATE is to allow the children to play, explore and be creative within a predictable, controllable and safe environment. (2) The research group in Experimentation with Interactive Communication of the Institu

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