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Vision – Case studies

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Inspiration Park

Young people with visual impairments worked closely with the design team to create an urban park with distinctive features for diverse users.

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C system

This project devised a ‘smart’ labelling system for clothing using a tactile language of shapes to enable visually impaired people to shop independently for colour and size.

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Digital Wayfinding

This project developed design protocols for electronic font displays in a bid to improve the legibility and communication of digital public signage.

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Consider

This simple, practical software tool was devised to help graphic designers and their clients understand the effects of common visual impairments on their communications.

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U Control

This project worked in partnership with a blind artist to develop a new, easy-to-use remote control based on a modular system of components.

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Patchworks

A project to design a web-based system for personal mapping and wayfinding in order to improve mobility for people with sight loss.

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Magnifeye / Eyewonder

Two innovative vision aids for people with sight loss: Magnifeye is a flat magnifying tablet device; Eyewonder is a pocket-sized projector.

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Eyemo

The design team worked with a partially sighted teacher to develop a pair of spectacles that constantly adjust the image according to light and colour conditions.

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What a load of bollards

A proposal to improve the experience of historic Dublin for people with visual and other impairments by attaching navigation aids to bollards.

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My way

The development of an online web service for visually impaired people to find the right route in city centres.

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Project Pluto

This project developed a small, lightweight and portable device that plays sound files and displays text, enabling visually impaired people to access information on the go.

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Save your sight

This communication design study developed a campaign to encourage people over 45 to be less complacent about their eye health so that fewer eye-threatening illnesses would remain undetected.

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Working Light

This project explored the provision of more variation and control in office lighting in the context of an ageing population with progressive sight loss.

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Sight Line

This study worked with blind and partially sighted people to explore and map how they navigate the street environment

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