Touch & Create

with DADAA & Inkubator (2014)

stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create is a visually engaging cause and effect experience, great for entry level iPad users of all ages.

The App was designed with rather than for people with high support needs to explore new ways of communicating using art and new ways of experiencing or interacting with art mediated by digital technology.

It has evolved into a tool for entry level touchpad users to be engaged in and curious about digital technology, potentially leading to use of other software that could impact on increased self-determinationgreater choice and informed decision making. 

stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create enables you to play with elements of artwork in a creative space. Artworks and sounds respond to touch and the App features a selection of artwork that can be accessed to personalise your experience.

stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create enables you to remix elements of the artists works we have curated into the App to create custom themes for you to play, make music and draw with. You are also able to assemble a custom theme by incorporating elements of your own work into themes to mix with elements of the artists’ works.

stARTSPEAK showcases original artworks by Western Australian artists with disabilities, and profits from the sale of the app will return to the artists.

The App has been designed by a team of Arts, Health and Media specialists in collaboration with people with complex communication needs.

stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create was developed in Objective C specifically for iPad devices. It extends the inbuilt accessibility options with further options designed for people living with high support needs.