Special Final Works | Curs 2019/20

Re-creations / Carla Gimeno

Carla Gimeno / ESDAP Catalunya / Campus Llotja

Many 3- to 5-year-olds suffer from functional diversities and are forced to do repetitive, monotonous and hard-going physical rehabilitation exercises. These exercises fail to consider that play is the main tool for growth at this age.

The objective of Re-creations is to bring these two concepts together in a game that livens up children’s manual rehabilitation. It also addresses anyone who wants to have fun while playing and at the same time develop their motor skills so that it becomes a “Design For All” product.

The methods used to obtain the results mainly involved attending a series of physical rehabilitation sessions, interviews with an early stimulation physiotherapist and a lot of bibliographical research. The project has yielded a toy that is therapeutic, fun, and original and stimulates creativity, encourages users’ motor skills, and develops the imagination through symbolic play. Re-creations is made mainly from cork and is therefore also eco-friendly.

Keywords: rehabilitation, inclusive toy, child motor disability, Design For All
7 June 2021 | ESDAP Catalunya, Product Design