EXPLORING THE BASIC ART AND DESIGN LANGUAGE THROUGH 3D PRINTED TACTILE FLASHCARDS: A PILOT STUDY
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This article presents a pilot study conducted in a lab to investigate the design activity and to test the prototype of the 3D printed tactile flashcards on the primary language of arts through the elements of arts and the principles of design. Five volunteers have participated in the design activity. They have been questioned and tested on the prototype to see the suitability of the design activity before bringing it with the blind and visually impaired. For this study, structured interviews and direct observation of each design activity of the 3D-printed tactile flashcards have been recorded to be analyzed. The three-phase has emerged from the activity. The first phase is to establish early knowledge of the touch senses. The second phase is the intervention of the tactile flashcards and reflecting upon those visual images. The data gathered shows the consistency in valuing and identifying each image from their touch sense based on their interaction with the 3D-printed tactile flashcards. The study's results will support the 3D-printed tactile flashcards as an effective qualitative tool that could be fully utilized in the future evaluation of the blind and visually impaired group of people.
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