My interest in multimodal interaction and design for people with impaired vision was the trigger of this project. The final product was a design for a navigation stick for the blind. The second part of the Stick project involved the implementation of a working prototype. The stick we developed provided tactile feedback, as well as a direction arrow that moved through a Flash interface to the desired direction. The final iteration of its design was to implement a speech interface for the menu features of the stick. The prototype was tested with healthy users, in an artificial no-vision environment.
Project presentation part 1
Project presentation part 2
Instructors: Laurence Nigay, Bert Bongers, Jacques Terken
Concept design: Ioannis Politis, Miroslav Bojic, Beant Kaur Dhillon, Jorge Peregrin Emparanza, Dalila Szostak
Prototype (wood, plastic, Phidget board): Ioannis Politis, Miroslav Bojic
Interface design & evaluation: Ioannis Politis, Beant Kaur Dhilon