Looking Good, Feeling Good – Tac Map: a navigation system for the blind

CHAMBERLAIN, Paul and DIENG, Patricia (2011). Looking Good, Feeling Good – Tac Map: a navigation system for the blind. In: The role of inclusive design in making social innovation happen. RCA.

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Abstract

This paper describes the research and development of a navigation system for the blind that provides a tactile and visual language that can be understood by both sighted and blind users. It describes key work and issues in the development of graphical symbols and in particular the pioneering work of Neurath‟s ISOTYPES, as well as more specific communication systems for blind people. The paper focuses on the development of "TacMap‟, a navigation system for the blind. User engagement has been fundamental in the research and the paper discusses the methodology, the research findings and product‟s potential future opportunities and impact.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Include 2011 held at the Royal College of Art, London, UK on 18-20 April 2011.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Paul Chamberlain
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 14:26
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 04:36
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4637

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