*presented at TED 2011, California
*presented at Space-X, Vienna, 2010, (link)
*presented at India HCI 2010, IIT Bombay, (link)
*2nd prize, USID 2009 Design Challenge (link)
*Media: Huffington Post, (link)
*Media: Inc.com, (link)
*Media: Console Digest, (link)
*Media: DesignWala.org, (link)
*Media: GigaOm, (link)
Braille Phone is a concept phone intended as a product for visually blind users.
The phone works on a simple framework: It varies the height of a pixel instead of color to communicate information on “screen”. A high resolution screen of such kind is capable of conveying simple Braille text as well as shapes and figures of all kinds.
Apart from this, the screen is touch responsive, and hence displays information as well acts as an input modality. The tactile input and feedback system enables a blind user to use the phone to comfortably fulfill the expected tasks.
The information architecture and interaction model is designed to provide a consistent and simple perceptual model.