ReacTickles Magic is a suite of applications that use touch, gesture and audio input to encourage interactive communication. The overarching goal of ReacTickles Magic is to allow users to playfully explore the magical possibilities of the system without prior knowledge or skill with technology. The variety of input modes reward any action with a dynamic array of animated shapes and patterns.
ReacTickles has been developed by a research and design team with many years experience of developing interfaces that encourage meaningful interaction and collaboration. The design has involved children and adults on the autistic spectrum, who have reported the benefits of being able to use ReacTickles for relaxation and learning about cause and effect. The inclusiveness of the design is far-reaching and has been adopted by healthcare professionals, teachers and parents.