The future home provides opportunities to customize our life and define ourselves in a new and unexpected way. The project aims to explore how might we improve the family relationship during the transition of
living together in the context of a family with Down syndrome. I concentrate on the family plan for half- independent living: cooking-related activities. It is a long-term life project which demands time and higher motivation.
From the research, parents have control over the learning process, which can influence young adults' confidence in making decisions and parents' building trust in their abilities. How might we support the process of learning for parents and DS young adult to achieve the long-period life project? Take the food planning as an example, this project explores touchpoints of trust building, learning transfer and decision-making points.
"COOKIES" is a platform that connects different learning scenarios and on-going practice together. It helps to transfer the learning from outside home to the home cooking context. It motivates young adults with DS to leveling up missions defined by themselves. Parent's ambition is balanced with DS young adult's exploration. With the ability learned in this process, it can also influence several other domains of life choices.