1301, DeafSpace Sensory Design Guidelines, 2015
Four wall graphics feature architectural diagrams. A large, full-color digital rendering depicts a public atrium in a new academic building at Gallaudet University. Deaf culture shares a common language and cognitive sensibilities. The DeafSpace design guidelines were developed by Hansel Bauman and his colleagues at Gallaudet University. Principles include providing ample space for people to communicate visually, offering open views and visible destinations, and using light, color, materials, and reflective surfaces to enhance wayfinding.
Courtesy of Hansel Bauman, Gallaudet University
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.