Challenge Title: Designing a Tactile Navigation System for the Visually Impaired
Challenge Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Time to Complete: 48 hours
Required Tools/Resources: Access to a 3D printer, materials for prototyping, research materials on existing tactile navigation systems

Objective

Design a tactile navigation system that helps visually impaired individuals navigate indoor spaces independently and safely.

Research

Research existing tactile navigation systems and gather insights from visually impaired individuals on their needs and preferences when it comes to navigating unfamiliar environments.

Materials

Choose materials that are durable, easy to clean, and provide clear tactile feedback. Consider the cost-effectiveness of the materials chosen for mass production.

Concept Development

Brainstorm ideas for different types of tactile cues (e.g., raised patterns, textured surfaces) that can be easily understood by users with varying levels of visual impairment. Develop concepts that are intuitive and user-friendly.

Deliverables

  1. Concept sketches of the tactile navigation system
  2. 3D model or prototype of the system
  3. User testing plan outlining how visually impaired individuals will provide feedback on the design

Evaluation Criteria

Projects will be evaluated based on:
– Innovation in providing effective tactile cues for navigation
– Usability by visually impaired individuals in real-world scenarios
– Potential environmental impact through sustainable material choices

This challenge aims to encourage designers to create inclusive solutions that improve accessibility for visually impaired individuals in their daily lives.

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