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SCALE OF THE WORLD

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN MUSEUM

SPATIAL &IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE DESIGN

PHASE 1

FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM

Imagine a softly lit, quiet space filled with captivating lights, soothing sounds, and cozy swings. It’s like a playground but intended for taking a breather instead of burning off excess energy. That’s right, we’re talking about a sensory room or multi-sensory environment. Everything in the space is carefully chosen and placed so that individuals with SPD, ASD, or have difficulties integrating their senses can chill and play in an engaging and calming manner.

PHASE 2

MAZE OF SHAPES

Our world is consist of different shapes in different scales. Come to this maze and experience the sense of scale. There are different play and experience zones throughout the maze. Visitors will learn and experience shapes in different scales.

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A Sensory Room is a specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. These can include lights, colors, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas all within a safe environment that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills. 

There are a lot of museums who started to build sensory rooms and got really good feedbacks. Including the Smithsonian’s museums, and Milwaukee Public Museum. Some of them even designed an app for people on the spectrum to make appointment for the sensory room.

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SENSORY FLOWER FIELD

This field of flowers would help children's movement and visual aware­ness. It is great for children who love hugging or squishing or are restless.

BALL POOL

Ball pools have been awak­ening people who are de­velopmentally delayed, neurologically involved or living with birth dis­orders such as autism. They are also known to have the op­posite effect on those who require relaxation. 

SENSORY BUBBLE TUBE

A sensory bubble tube has a special ability to be both attention-grabbing and mesmerizing, but also calming and soothing. Sufferers of a variety of sensory disorders can benefit from a bubble tube, as they are a great way to encourage visual devel­opment and communication skills.

FIBER OPTIC LIGHTING WILLOW

Help to entice individuals to interact with their senso­ry room environment. The benefits of fiber optic light for children help those with Autism, ADHD, sensory integration dysfunction, learning differences, and Alzheimer's. 

SEATING PUZZLES

Puzzles are good for the child's mental development and provide the oppor­tunity to work directly with their environment. These large bee-have shaped puzzles help promote focusing, thinking skills and moving skills. These skills can benefit everyone, es­pecially those with autism. These large puzzles are also seating for people who want to sit and rest in the sensory garden . 

ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM
ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM

ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM
ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM

ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM
ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM

ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM
ASD FRIENDLY SENSORY ROOM

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We see a lot of shapes in nature, but we are not always able to touch and feel them.  Inspired by hay mazes and driveway shape mazes, I created an educational maze that is consist of several interactive shape stations and rooms. The rooms of shapes are made with structural fabrics treated with plasticizers. The room of shapes help children to navigate. Visitors will know which direction they want to go just by looking at the shapes. Height of the maze is 3', which is safe and easier for parents to find their children. The maze and interactive stations are designed under autism friendly  color palette. The calming color combination and the immersive  experience with shapes in different sizes will help children relax while learning about the scale fo the world. 

Mixed shape play area

Mirror maze

Diamond  maze

Rubik's cubes

Sphere cubes

Pyramid puzzle

Sphere play ground

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SPHERE PLAY GROUND

 

Play with spheres helps children develop grasping skills, eye-hand coordination, tracking, finger muscles, and the ability to move objects from one hand to another. Cognitively, infants and toddlers learn about the properties of balls: They bounce, roll down hills, are easy to move and difficult to keep still.

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DIAMOND MAZE

 

A maze inside of a large maze. The maze is made of 3 layers of diamond shape. The outer layer has 2 doors, and the inner layers have 8 entrance points. The 4 entrance points on the second layer is located on the four corners, and the 4 entrance points on the third layer is located on the edges

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RUBIK'S CUBES

 

With Rubik's cubes, children will enjoy the benefits of a sharper brain that stems from a solid eye-hand coordination. Paving the way to improve their memory, your child will experience better reaction time coupled with an enhanced agility and attention span.

PYRAMID PUZZLE

 

Puzzles are good for the child’s mental development and provide the opportunity to work directly with their environment. These pyramid puzzles will help children learn more about triangle in both 2D and 3D form.

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SPHERE CUBES

 

Cubes made of spheres are great examples of how spheres can form different shapes, and how cubes and spheres are related. There will be four sphere cubes in different height for children to learn and play with.

Maze of shapes
Maze of shapes

Maze of shapes
Maze of shapes

Maze of shapes
Maze of shapes

Maze of shapes
Maze of shapes

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INSTALLATION

Phase 1 sensory room is being installed on Dec, 2019

  at 169 Weybosset St , Providence, RI 02903

More Info

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