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.
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 drinking vessels and bases.The structure of the drinking vessel and base can not only be perceived by haptic experiences but also through acoustic feedback. By moving the cup on the surface of the base, the user can hear when it has reached the middle. 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.
Bachelorthesis 07/2019 at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar