- Communication toolkit -
A tactile toolkit, designed to make people and especially families with children talk about uncomfortable topics. Coto was designed to help children and minors to cope with and understand their grief after someone they know has passed away. But during the design process the tools turned out to be useful even for grown-ups, and not only helpful if a loved one passes away but also for general topics that take courage to talk about.
The objects are intuitive in their application, there are no directions for use or wrong ways of using them.
To gain a scientific background for this project I have worked together with therapists specialized on the subject of grief. The result is a group of characters, each of which symbolizes a different feeling. To emphasize on various attributes and meanings of the feelings, every figure is created in different materials. This also creates very tactile and intriguing experiences while interacting with them.