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1 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 1/13 HANDS project- Ideas and Goals “… there is a remarkably good fit between the autistic mind and the digital age. For this new generation of children with autism, I anticipate that many of them will find ways to blossom, using their skills with digital technology ….” Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor and Director of Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge

2 HANDS project – Ideas and goals 1.Introduction + Background 2.Ideas: Persuasive Technology, user customised software, pda 3.Organisation 4.Demands to testsites in Hungary 5.The ethical issue 6.Questions, debate

3 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 3/13 Idea no 1 in HANDS Persuasive Technology – how computers intentionally can change attitude or behaviour of people ”If Persuasive Technology works, can you persuade individuals with ASD to get a better life?” Morten Aagaard

4 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 4/13 Idea no 2 in HANDS “In order to design ICT tools specifically for individuals with autism … and that, honestly speaking, makes the task quite challenging” Miklos Gyori, HANDS document, Exercise 2 => The best ICT tools are the ones which are designed and implemented specifically to the single individual with ASD The most valuable softwaredesigner is the teacher, who knows the single individual with ASD Reallife implication Two levels of designers: metadesigners and designers Teachers are offered different services/components, which can be customised

5 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 5/13 Idea no 3 of HANDS Raising selfconsciousness about problematic behaviour ToM simulator Practical problems: Travelling Customised memorysupport

6 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 6/13 Idea no 4 of HANDS Personal Digital Assistent – mainstream technology Available, when you need help Personal belonging

7 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 7/13 Organisation of HANDS ResearchPartners Center for Persuasive Design, Institute of communication, Aalborg University, Denmark ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary TestsiteManagers Egebakken, Aalborg, Denmark ?Department of Education, London South Bank University, England ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary Testsites Egebakken, Aalborg, Denmark Ullerødskolen, Hillerød, Denmark Stockholm, Swedenwww.up.se ?Schools in GB Autism Foundation, Hungary Softwaredevelopment Wirtek - Romania, ? – Denmark Budget and timeframe 1-2 mill eu, 3 years Projectmanager Morten Aagaard Professor Per Hasle, AAUCEO Michael Sørensen, Egebakken

8 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 8/13 Testsites Testsitemanagement Organisation of HANDS Egebakken London South Bank University ELTE University Aalborg University Up.se Kokkedalskolen ?School no 2?School no 1 ?School no 3 Hands Management ? 2 Autism Foundation ? 3 Ethical Advisory Board Research ELTE University Aalborg University Softwaredevelopment Wirtek SLR ?

9 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 9/13 Organisation of HANDS Establisment of the project Specification of aims and needs Prototype test Disse- mination Organisational setupEducation of testsites teachers 1. Interdisciplinary collaboration – understanding Persuasive Technology 1. design of software Publicing of research result Uploading of open source software Participation in Conferences, writing articles Education of other teachers Two or three prototypetest Userparticipation is very important in HANDS Communication is between HANDS-partners is very important: it is an VERY interdisciplinary research project 3.year 1.year2.year Computer Science Pedagogic Psychology Persuasive Technology

10 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 10/13 Demands to testsites in Hungary The school takes care of individuals with aspergers or ASD. If it is ASD-individuals they should be ”wellfunctioning”. Testschool Management are committed to the HANDS project The testschool staffmembers, who are involved should be committed to the HANDS project A large school with a good reputation Well educated staff, preferable with good language skills ICT kompetences should be high and management and staffmembers shall be aware of the importancy of ICT competences in HANDS

11 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 11/13 HANDS - The ethical issue Yes, HANDS has an ethical problem. The HANDS partners say… B.J. Fogg say… The Persuasive Technology research group say… EU say… The Market say… Professor Peter Øhrstrøm, AAU

12 Morten Aagaaard HANDS - Ideas and Goals Page 12/13 Questions, debate


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