Insights
How can we help a personnavigate while keeping their feeling of independence ?
Navigation / Access• Huge and complicated• Corners• Slopes• Narrow
Huge and complicated
Corners
Slopes
Fear of Mafan others• Normal life – Fun life, too - QQ• Annoyed – ill-located raised blind path• Confidence – Other senses ...
Normal life – Fun life, too - QQ
Annoyed – ill-located  raised blind path
Confidence – Othersenses even better
Desire of independence
IntroducingSmart Pillar
Pillar technology• Directed personal ultrasonic sound cones• Multi user tracking using IR• Weather proof metal map
Pillar experience• It’s personal• It’s intuitive• Works for everyone
Introducing Mr Zhang
Mr. Zhang   60yr old partiallysighted person has an appointment with in      building 3
Mr. Zhang
Entrance   Building                            Building   Building              Building 3                           Build...
Welcome Pillar     soundbeams him“Welcome, tap me andI’ll take you where you        want to go”
Mr Zhang taps on the  Building 3, on theembossed raised map
The next pillar beamsMr. Zhang at a distance:   “Come this way”
Building                         BuildingBuilding           Building 3                        Building
(repeating pattern)
Building                    BuildingBuilding   Building 3                   Building
“You arrived at thebuilding entrance gate”.
Thank you !
Smart Pillar — Freedom and independence for vision impaired people
Smart Pillar — Freedom and independence for vision impaired people
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Presentation of a technology and experience to help visually impaired people a better way to navigate and circulate across a complex infrastructure.

Presented during 2012 Shanghai UX Day, Designing Shanghai by Techyizu.

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  • Smart Pillar — Freedom and independence for vision impaired people

    1. 1. Insights
    2. 2. How can we help a personnavigate while keeping their feeling of independence ?
    3. 3. Navigation / Access• Huge and complicated• Corners• Slopes• Narrow
    4. 4. Huge and complicated
    5. 5. Corners
    6. 6. Slopes
    7. 7. Fear of Mafan others• Normal life – Fun life, too - QQ• Annoyed – ill-located raised blind path• Confidence – Other senses even better
    8. 8. Normal life – Fun life, too - QQ
    9. 9. Annoyed – ill-located raised blind path
    10. 10. Confidence – Othersenses even better
    11. 11. Desire of independence
    12. 12. IntroducingSmart Pillar
    13. 13. Pillar technology• Directed personal ultrasonic sound cones• Multi user tracking using IR• Weather proof metal map
    14. 14. Pillar experience• It’s personal• It’s intuitive• Works for everyone
    15. 15. Introducing Mr Zhang
    16. 16. Mr. Zhang 60yr old partiallysighted person has an appointment with in building 3
    17. 17. Mr. Zhang
    18. 18. Entrance Building Building Building Building 3 Building
    19. 19. Welcome Pillar soundbeams him“Welcome, tap me andI’ll take you where you want to go”
    20. 20. Mr Zhang taps on the Building 3, on theembossed raised map
    21. 21. The next pillar beamsMr. Zhang at a distance: “Come this way”
    22. 22. Building BuildingBuilding Building 3 Building
    23. 23. (repeating pattern)
    24. 24. Building BuildingBuilding Building 3 Building
    25. 25. “You arrived at thebuilding entrance gate”.
    26. 26. Thank you !

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