MIT Media Lab’s DIy workshop titled ‘Engineering the Eye’ was held on July 7th through 13th, the Design Innovation Workshop series and the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design are holding the first DIy event: Engineering the Eye, with the LV Prasad Eye Institute(L.V.P.E.I.), BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, and the Perkins School for the Blind. I attended it and was selected under the ‘Reinventing vision’ track of the workshop.
Our team of 4 were chosen to work in the field of  ‘Science and Math’ and  after our visit to a blind school and L.V.P.E.I., we decided to work on making a geometry kit for the blind. There were existing kits but we wanted to create one that was inclusive in design.
This project was researched, designed, prototyped and presented/displayed over a period of 5 days. As part of a team, I was responsible and involved with all the parts of the design process. I also designed the poster, banner and a flyer for the exhibition on the last day of the workshop.
Primary Research was conducted here by us
Sketching and paper prototyping our first concept
Getting early feedback on our prototype
3d printed the first concept. The movable clamp was central to our concept.
Tuler: The Geometry Kit
Asking Blind students to use our final concept.
Additional documentation about this project can be found here.