Project Name: Inclusive Design
Duration: 8 week
Area: Visually Impaired
Inclusive Education: to make visually impaired Independent and Powerful
Learn from diversity
Solve for one, extend to many
The inclusive design was one the helpful and well-organized put course in the NID curriculum. Its is the latest design trend and all companies and design firms are taking a major lead on inclusive design. As it is an aspect of human centred design. Every design decision has the potential to include or exclude customers. The inclusive design emphasizes the contribution that understanding user diversity makes to inform these decisions, and thus to include as many people as possible. User diversity covers variation in capabilities, needs and aspirations. When coming to doing an 8-week real-time college project it actually gives you an understanding of why include? and what does it takes to include?
There are many advantages to experiential learning; one of them is accelerated learning. Experiential learning also involves critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making skills. It goes beyond the theories taught in the classroom to offer first-hand experience, which further aids in the retention of these new concepts. Another benefit is the increased engagement levels of students.
Identifying area sector, user and context are an essential decision making time period that happens in every design processes. It makes us be sensitive to any specific target so as to spend more planned time and activities with them. Also as a constraint, it is letting us learn how to design within a given perimeter. Various design methodologies can only effectively be undertaken once you finalise one user group sector and context. The starting, of course, started with Field Visits to Vijaya Mary Integrated school for blind School for blind, Aluva Kerala Madonna school for the deaf, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh Abhyasa vidyalayam, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh Vimhance Hospital, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh were carried out to study the existence of various people with different need. Also visited two states i.e Andhra Pradesh and Kerala to analyze the contrast between two states.
Interviews of Visually Impaired students and their parents have been very useful to get a real life incidence and the real problems faced by students based on the context.In this scenario of visually impaired carrying out with interviews directly with students was not allowed in any schools, because of this sensitive issue, I spend time with students by sitting together with them in the class and closely observing them.
How it works
Each edu-cards contains study elements which are respectively tagged to a QR code at the left side this relation is understood by braille coding.
When the tags are inserted into the smartphone mount which lets the smartphone read the QR code
By pressing the scan button the smartphone will give audio description corresponding to the edu-card.
And Smartphone embedded sensors
Magnetometer and GPS
TTS All information
Custom Audio Feedbacks
Possibilities in personalizing audio feedback are endless especially in the case of scenario where.Inclusive design and education are involved 'the audio can be made humanly in the form of teacher itselfso that it feels like reality in realtime.
Unlocking the possibilities of the tech readily available with everyone
Open Source Android
Microsoft Image Recognition API
Developing and publishing