Make and Design with Inclusive Technologies

  • 2020-03-01 10:00 am 2020-03-01 12:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Make and Design with Inclusive Technologies MPavilion MPAVILION



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Print maps are packed with information, often conveyed using simple easy-to-recognise icons. Maps for touch readers must be even simpler to allow space for the fingers to explore. We have been exploring the use of 3D printing to create engaging maps that can be used by both sighted and blind people. But we don’t yet have an agreed set of icons for the most common features found on maps. How should we represent “you are here”, food, beverages, first aid, and more?

In this workshop, you are invited to explore some 3D printed prototype icons, create your own with modelling clay, and test them by touch.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities, and kids can participate with adult assistance.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.