0301, Smithsonian Institution Audio-Tactile Map, 2018
3D-printed bronze models of buildings are situated on a map of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The map is printed with visible and tactile graphics. Touch a building or a graphic element to hear information. The bronze transmits an electrical charge to the touch screen below. The map is accessible to sighted and non-sighted users. Designed by Steven Landau, founder of Touch Graphics.
Steven Landau (American, born 1960), Touch Graphics (Elkton, Maryland, USA, founded 1997); Touch monitor, UV-printed tactile graphic overlay, translucent 3D prints, brushed aluminum bezel, stainless steel mount, Android Mini PC;Courtesy of Steven Landau
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.