I think this is a better #autism self-assessment tool color scheme

Easier to read, I think.



Than this:

Where I am today


5 thoughts on “I think this is a better #autism self-assessment tool color scheme

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    1. VisualVox

      Sure Moshe. The quadrants are four different areas where autistic traits frequently manifest – sensory, social, behavioral, and thinking. I’m sure there are others, these are just the main ones I am thinking about. The size of the circles indicates the degree of intensity – so someone with a lot of pain will have a larger “pain” circle. Someone who is acting very “fault-finding” will have a larger circle for that. I have positioned the circles relative to the areas where they most impact us – that placement is subjective (my interpretation), so someone with a lot of “Rigid Thinking” will see both their thinking and their behavior impacted. This is an approximation, really – more of a guideline, than a specific, definitive grid. It’s a way to conceptualize the impacts of our traits and issues. Also, if related issues such as “Routined” and “List-Dependent” are very pronounced, they can overlap with each other, and that could show some interrelation between issues.

      Does that make sense? Let me know if you’d like more clarification. It’s a work in progress, but I’m always happy to hear feedback.


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  2. Thanks VV. Do I perceive correctly that they are basically the same chart, just resized and recoloured to make it more readable? It certainly works better for me, as I find the second one harder to read, because of the colour/contrast “sharpness”.
    Is/are this/these your own work? Brilliant…
    All bubbles are extremely meaningful, and could serve as a progress scale, as one could compare sizes of bubbles on a time scale. Also an explanation of each point could be really useful, as e.g. myself, I need to “see” the definition of a concept, otherwise my literal mind would be stuck, usually into some “established” understanding of it. Does it makes sense, what I’m saying? 🙂

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    1. VisualVox

      Yes it does make sense, Moshe. Thanks.

      And yes, it is the same chart, just with a different background – easier to read, I think.

      The chart is (I think) my idea, kind of building on the Aspie Quiz that shows you a “spiderweb” plot of where you are on the spectrum. I wanted something more visual and with more dimensions to it. I am trying to work out how to save the data to the device, so that you can compare your results over time. Still haven’t worked that out exactly, but I have some ideas that I think will work. One thing at a time. I’ve got a whole checklist.

      And yes, there will definitely be explanations of the different traits – I’m creating a community site where people can contribute their ideas about these traits, as well as what they do to manage them, if need be. Also for encouragement and connection. It’s definitely a work in progress. 😉

      Thanks for your input!

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