Exploring autism interactive infographic
Take a look at this series of beautifully expressive illustrations produced by our team to support Inside Our Autistic Minds, a landmark documentary from the Open University in partnership with the BBC.
Inside Our Autistic Minds was a timely and deeply moving documentary, which gave people living with autism across Britain the opportunity to tell their own stories. Presented by Chris Packham, a great ambassador for people with autism, the film was produced by long-standing Scriberia partners, the Open University, and the BBC.
The Open University also produced a range of supporting materials, including an illustrated interactive infographic addressing the ways in which young autistic people can use technology in their lives to overcome some of the challenges they face.
These included anxiety, communication and language, routine and predictability, sensory issues and social comprehension and interactions.
Our visualiser, Bryan, not only did a beautiful job on the final artwork, but he also captured his work in progress (thanks Bryan!) which is an absolute joy to see.
So, take a look below to see how this project came together. And see it in interactive form, alongside the Open University's in-depth research, on their website.
Work in progress:
“Too few people appreciate what it’s like to be autistic, both the different perspectives, passions and skills autistic people can have, and how hard life can be without the right support... Better public understanding of autism across society could transform hundreds of thousands of autistic people's lives.”Caroline Stevens, National Autistic Society
From Scriberia's point of view, this project hit a sweet spot. We love working with the Open University, who share our passion for making complex concepts accessible to wider audiences. And, like them, we also love to be involved in projects that make a positive impact in the world.
We were delighted to see that Inside Our Autistic Minds won much praise, most noteably from the National Autistic Society's Chief Executive, Caroline Stevens, who said:
"Almost everyone has heard of autism now, but too few people appreciate what it’s like to be autistic, both the different perspectives, passions and skills autistic people can have, and how hard life can be without the right support.
“This is slowly changing as more people in the public eye, and from a range of backgrounds, talk openly about being autistic, and as representation continues to improve, including through documentaries like Inside Our Autistic Minds.
“Better public understanding of autism across society could transform hundreds of thousands of autistic people's lives.”