3D printed tactile picture books for children with visual impairments: A design probe

Abigale Stangl, Jeeeun Kim, Tom Yeh

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Young children with visual impairments greatly benefit from tactile graphics (illustrations, images, puzzles, objects) during their learning processes. In this paper we present insight about using a 3D printed tactile picture book as a design probe. This has allowed us to identify and engage stakeholders in our research on improving the technical and human processes required for creating 3D printed tactile pictures, and cultivate a community of practice around these processes. We also contribute insight about how our in-person and digital methods of interacting with teachers, parents, and other professionals dedicated to supporting children with visual impairments contributes to research practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450322720
StatePublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2014 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference13th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2014


  • Blind
  • Children
  • Communities of practice
  • Design probe
  • Tactile graphics
  • Tactile picture books

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