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Accessible Spatial Information - Non-visual maps for orientation

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Quick intro to universal design and Geographic Information Systems and how they can be used to facilitate orientation and wayfinding of blind persons.

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Accessible Spatial Information - Non-visual maps for orientation

  1. 1. Roledrinks Hamburg #1 Hamburg, 17. August 2016 Accessible Spatial Information Non-visual maps for orientation Christian Graf
  2. 2. Who I am #userexperience #userresearch #concept #productmanagement #innovation #a11y #agile #teamwork #10years+ #uxlead #designthinking #creativityjam #uxroundtable #fes-stip #startsocial #mentor+coach #unimd #computervisualistics #fhg #iese #unihro #igd-r #unihb #cosy #Ph.D #kiel #bih #sarajevo #magdeburg #newzealand #auckland #christchurch #rostock #kaiserslautern #bremen #hamburg
  3. 3. 3Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 Christian Graf – uxessible.com Some of my References
  4. 4. 4Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 Christian Graf – uxessible.com Intro Accessibility Inclusion Universal Design
  5. 5. 5Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 Christian Graf – uxessible.com Intro Universal Geographical Information Services (GIS)
  6. 6. Accessible GIS Wheelmap for mobility impaired users such as wheelchair users, people with strollers/carts etc. Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 6 Christian Graf – uxessible.com
  7. 7. Accessible GIS Openstreetmap Open Data, Creative Commons Layers with different data, such as curbs, surface information, landmarks, POI ... Contribute & add what is missing Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 7 Christian Graf – uxessible.com
  8. 8. GIS for Visually Impaired People Spatial Information at Your Fingertips Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 8 Christian Graf – uxessible.com
  9. 9. My dissertation about tactile map abstraction Maps for Visually Impaired Persons For orientation & wayfinding, for travel preparation → pre-journey. New concepts for tactile maps ease learning; means: data reduction + schematization (abstract road geometry & intersection geometry). Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 9 Christian Graf – uxessible.com
  10. 10. 10Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 Christian Graf – uxessible.com Example for Abstraction: Port de Soller
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  15. 15. Conclusion Universal design has not arrived maps yet. But there is plenty of open source geographic data and methods to process it. Do something for inclusive GIS! Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 15 Christian Graf – uxessible.com
  16. 16. 16Accessible Spatial Information - Roledrinks Hamburg #1 Christian Graf – uxessible.com Dr. Christian Graf cgraf@uxessible.com +49-178-4148006 MMaannyy tthhaannkkss ffoorr yyoouurr aatttteennttiioonn..
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