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EMPOWERING WITH Co-DESIGN:From Music-making to Achieving a Sense of Agency

Tipnis, Saee (2024) EMPOWERING WITH Co-DESIGN:From Music-making to Achieving a Sense of Agency. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Tipnis, Saee

Music is a source of self-expression. Concerning adults with Cerebral Palsy (CP), active music-making brings multiple benefits. This paper explores strategies to empower Christine Jimenez musically. She is a 51-year-old individual with cerebral palsy and a member of the Bliss i-Band, a music community that gathers weekly as an ensemble. This design-based project investigates lived experiences and challenges associated with technology and communication within the Bliss i-Band and proposes design concepts to overcome systemic gaps. With an Inclusive Design approach, the project utilizes a community-led co-design practice by involving i-Band members, their music companions, and facilitators as collaborators. The three-dimensional inclusive design framework lays the foundation of this collaboration of designing within a complex adaptive system. By integrating every co-designer’s narrative, we emphasize the importance of understanding user needs, goals, and contexts. This co-design intervention provides insights into the current system and proposes a foundation for future innovations within the Bliss i-Band and similar community frameworks.

Date: 7 May 2024
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key Words : Cerebral Palsy, Music-making, Co-design, Inclusive Design, Communication, Sense of Agency.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 07 May 2024 19:16
Last Modified: 07 May 2024 19:16
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4453

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