KISTproject is the development of  a communication system with staff, parents and children from the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) and a design team from the University of Dundee. The system is intended to enable CHAS staff, parents and relatives of children with complex communication needs to share the likes and dislikes of the child through a combination of workshops, handcrafted objects and an online interface.

The project team includes designers and programmers Sara Nevay, Paul Mackinnon, Jo Hodge and Hazel White from the University of Dundee and a team of staff from CHAS’s Rachel House in Kinross.


We are currently seeking support to implement KISTproject. We will be presenting a paper on the initial research at the 10th European Academy of Design Conference in Gothenberg in April 2013.

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