Prototyping wearables for supporting cognitive mapping y the blind: Lessons from co-creation workshops

W. Ugulino, H. Fuks

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Abstract

This paper describes the co-creation workshops we carried out with three groups composed of blind users, mobility instructors, designers, and computer engineering students. The wearables prototyped by these groups combine verbalized warnings with haptic and audio feedback aiming at supporting blind persons in the task of identifying landmarks. The identification of landmarks is an essential skill required for the cognitive mapping and spatial representation. Since 2013 we have been worked on the investigation of wearables for supporting landmark identification and, thus, the cognitive mapping by the blind. The prototypes we describe in this paper were used in 82 trials in 2 empirical studies and are now being replicated for supporting mobility-training sessions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearSys 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications
Pages39-44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, WearSys 2015 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 19 May 201519 May 2015

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, WearSys 2015
Abbreviated titleWearSys 2015
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period19/05/1519/05/15

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