M4ALL is an European project aimed towards developing a series of motion-based playful experiences for children with intelectual and motor disabilities. In this context, our objective was to develop a Kinect game for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Pico's Adventure is a Kinect-based game for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Its main goal is promoting skills related with social initiation and scaffolding social interaction between ASD children and other people.
The project has been developed through the collaboration between the Full Body Interaction Lab (CMTech group - University Pompeu Fabra) and the Specialized Unit on Developmental Disorder of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD) in Barcelona.
The project has been developed according to expert's requirements and through the use of Participatory Design methods. Empirical evaluation based on quantitative and qualitative methods has been used to assess its effectiveness in promoting social initiation.