Daniah has an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Design in the Digital Futures Initiative program at OCAD University. Her primary area of interest is technology’s potential to assist people with disabilities in cultivating independence. She aims to explore the potential for multimedia to assist children with Cerebral Palsy in rehabilitation and social engagement.
Project – KIJO: Virtual Pet Companion
Virtual Pet Companion is a game that motivates the user by mobilizing play for rehabilitation purposes; on a broader scale, this project aims to give children with Cerebral Palsy a tool to further engage with the world around them.
The input for the game was designed in consideration of the motor challenges created by CP and based on current treatment.
I evaluated and analyzed existing assistive technologies and games in order to synthesize a new interface inspired by and improving on existing software.