Development of simple recipes with a specific graphic design (drawings, big prints, etc), to be read-interpreted not only by sighted people, but also by visually handicapped people, children, and the elderly (physically handicapped), in a home environment.
Objective Promoting the interaction of persons with disabilities and members of the family around the kitchen. Recipes are specially designed for enhancing the independence and integration of a person with disability in the kitchen. We take into account some important items such as: safety, easy measuring of the ingredients, a certain order, steps to follow, etc.
Format It is specially designed with colorful drawings, avoiding long texts. One of the main advantages is the use of easy measuring methods (cups, spoons, or number of units) very useful for those who haven't got kitchen scales, or can't handle grams and liters (visually handicapped, the elderly and children) or whose hands are very weak.
Graphic design patterns The graphic and colorful design, with simple line drawings of the ingredients and the enumerations of the steps- to -follow is beneficial to the elderly because drawings are easier to remember than words.
Organization of Recipes Recipes are divided in four basic parts:
1. Ingredients: listed together with the right quantities which are expressed in cups, spoons, and/or units.
2. Preparation: Divided in easy steps-to-follow, using only drawings.
3. Additional information, such as: time of preparation, way and time of cooking, number of servings and level of difficulty.
4. Others: Information such as presentation, garnish, variations and secrets.
Presentation As a year or monthly calendar, an illustrative, CD, installments, educational leaflets, print packaging, web, etc.
CHILDREN RECIPES I know how to cook (Drawings by Estela Caponi)
Billiken editions 1993
Series: Children magazine "Billy".
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Industry: graphic design -multimedia-didactic-web
Date : November 12, 2003