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Prototyping 'clasp': implications for designing digital technology for and with adults with autism

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Prototyping 'clasp' : implications for designing digital technology for and with adults with autism. / Simm, William; Ferrario, Maria Angela; Gradinar, Adrian; Whittle, Jon.

DIS '14 Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems. New York : ACM, 2014. p. 345-354.

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Simm, William ; Ferrario, Maria Angela ; Gradinar, Adrian ; Whittle, Jon. / Prototyping 'clasp' : implications for designing digital technology for and with adults with autism. DIS '14 Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems. New York : ACM, 2014. pp. 345-354

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