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steven landau

new york, ny, United States

Design instructor

Member since September 08, 2008

  • subway obsession


    In response to additional bibliography , posted by SuMin Nam,
    in the thread additional bibliography


    SuMin, You have done an excellent job of leanring about issues surrounding Aspbergers and autism. Take a look at the story of Darius McCollum, a guy with Aspbergers who is obsessed with the New York City Subway system. He has been arrested 19 times for impersonating subway workers, even stealing entire subway trains and driving them around. It's an amusing story, but it also tells us a lot about this disorder, and how it causes people to do strange things. But maybe he's a happy guy, I don't know.

    Now that have done all of this research, and developed a very strong awareness of the problems facing this population, what can you do to help? How can a product you design be of use in the therapy of kids with these kinds of problems? Can you quickly come up with three product ideas and tell me about them? Don't worry if they are dumb ideas or impossible to do. Just imagine some things that you believe would be useful or interesting to help this group.

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