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YOMi is an audio toy for visually impaired children to play with sighted children. From this project, I realized design is not only for fun, but … Read More
YOMi is an audio toy for visually impaired children to play with sighted children. From this project, I realized design is not only for fun, but also the improtant part of design is improving people's lives and contributing value of their well being. Hope more and more people can involve visually impaired children's lives. Read Less
Published:
YOMi
A new experience in ToyDesign to allow visually impaired and sighted children to play together.


YOMi means You and Me will be friends forever

Problems:  

Children with impaired vision ;


Hypothesis: 

Target Users:

Current Market Analysis: Current Products for visually impaired Children
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Current Market Analysis: Current Products for Sighted Children

Design Opportunity:


Gathering Information & Design Keys


Initial Concepts

After gathering tons of information, I did lots of initial concepts, and show these concepts to experts and parents, let them to help me to select the concepts.

Initial Concept Development & Prototypes & User Testings

Concept Development & Secondary Prototypes & User Testings


New Approach:
Prototypes & User Testings:
Through user testings, children who are visually impaired and sighted like the design. And they interact with each other by playing with YOMi

Final Design 


Design Details:

Four different hands exploded view, children can touch and feel different shapes, and visually impaired children can read Braille on surface.

Working Principle



Final Model 
Thanks for watching, all the pictures and photos belongs to author and Blind Babies Foundation & Chandler Tripp School. Please don't copy. Thank you.