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Definitions are dificult, yet it is important to find a basis for further discussions. Therefore we would like to find and discuss different definitions, that are linked to our research field.  As Michael Erlhoff and Tim Marshall state in their … Continue reading

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Amphibia – Font for both blind and seeing people.

(Foto: DesignHelps, Merz&Solitude 2007) Amphibia / Schriftentwurf / 2006 “Amphibia” is a font, meant to be read from both blind and seeing people. Although (at least for the seeing people) it seems not very usefull for body text, the concept is still … Continue reading

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Book: Design meets disability

We have not read this recent publication of Graham Pullin all through, yet. But if it is as interesting, as the table of content promises, we will give a review on it, soon. In advannce, here is what the publisher … Continue reading

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Mygo – guided by cane.

In 2007, design student Sebastian Ritzler developed a concept for a cane full of features called Mygo. It contains a sensor-camera combo to measure the ground below it and give the user real time feedback via a wireless headset. The cane also … Continue reading

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