Music plays a major role in development through fostering communication skills, self-expression and self-esteem and creates confident, active and creative individuals. The powerful medium of music and its effects also play a successful role in overt clinical healthcare contexts as well as therapeutic workshop settings.
The Box project employed a user-driven approach to develop a flexible and creative way in which to make the delivery of therapy-based musical interactions achievable for all, regardless of musical ability.
Experience Labs provided a participatory approach to explore The Box concept, identify key user needs and insights, leading to requirements for development. The project involved a series of Labs taking place within an educational and hospice setting. Participants in the Labs included children with various abilities and needs, teachers, hospice staff and a music specialist.