SCALE OF THE WORLD
PROVIDENCE CHILDREN MUSEUM
SPATIAL &IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE DESIGN
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 .
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
Sphere play ground
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Phase 1 sensory room is being installed on Dec, 2019
at 169 Weybosset St , Providence, RI 02903