[W] CHI2017 Workshop: HaptiSonic Artefacts: Malleable Prototypes & Audio Diaries for Designing with Visually-Impaired Practitioners

Abstract:Methods to engage users in the design process often rely on visual techniques to facilitate the expression and communica- tion of design ideas. The visual nature of these tools makes them inaccessible to people living with visual impairments. We used haptic and sonic artefacts in the form of highly mal- leable prototypes combined with audio diaries to engage with visually-impaired sound engineers and audio production spe- cialists to explore access to digital audio workstations (DAWs). We present our approach to using these artefacts and reflect on the role they played in our design process.