Iterative design of an audio-haptic drawing application

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This paper presents the ongoing design and evaluation of an audio-haptic drawing program that allows visually impaired users to create and access graphical images. The application is developed in close collaboration with a user reference group of five blind/low vision school children. The objective of the application is twofold. It is used as a research vehicle to investigate user interaction techniques and do basic research on navigation strategies and help tools, including e.g. sound fields, shape creation tools and beacons with pulling forces in the context of drawing. In the progress of the development, the preferred features have been implemented as standard tools in the application. The final aim of the application in its current form is to aid school work in different subjects, and part of the application development is also to create tasks relevant in a school setting.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Human Computer Interaction


  • Graphical images, Force-feedback, Low vision, Iterative design
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Event25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Apr 282007 May 3


Conference25th SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2007, CHI 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

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