OTHER SIGHT

How do blind people perceive the world that was designed by sighted people? What do they „look“ for and what can design learn from them?

This project focuses on the relevance of communication between user and designer throughout the design process. In an interdisciplinary interplay of designing and reviewing, the perceptional features of blind people in interaction with daily objects were worked out. In our society, the visual sense is the most dominant one. When absent, some experiences are kept back while others are perceived more intensely. The eye of the blind is their sense of touch – used to create imaginative images of objects or spaces.

Based on the insights extracted from exchanges with blind or visually impaired persons, design parameters were set up, that are applied to an ensemble of a drinking vessel and its base. The haptic perception as the key consensus is at the heart of the design, which is accessible to both the blind and the sighted and which contributes to an active encounter.

07/2019 Bachelorthesis at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar