Transensing: Helping The Visually Impaired Socialize
A glassware collection uses touch and sound to help blind people interact in social situations.
Christina Biliouri, a London-based product designer, has designed a glassware collection that uses embedded electronic gadgetry to help the visually impaired interact on social occasions. Transensing, as the project is called, consists of a series of objects that explore touch and sound to enable blind people to socialize.
Christina speaks about her novel project:
Transensing intends to raise awareness by introducing objects which provoke and invite people to immerse themselves in a new experience where touch and sound are celebrated. The series of glassware, designed with Dick G. as a lead user, work as communication tools on various levels within social occasions. Above all, it is a demonstration of how design can become a tool to tackle social exclusion.