Ideas for Future Museums by the Visually Impaired

  • Mariana Salgado
  • Anna Salmi
Keywords: Participatory design, museum, visually impaired, accessibility


The subject of study in this paper is the material created by visually impaired participants in two workshops and the approach of bringing participatory design to museums for this particular user group. These two workshops were organized as part of the research activities of the project ??nij?lki. Clay pieces and models were used in the workshops to build a map of ideas and to describe future museum exhibitions accessible to visually impaired people. The analysis of the materials together with the participant's interpretations is an exploration into visually impaired people's perceptions. This analysis provides preliminary suggestions for planning future collaboration in the design of future museums with visually impaired people.
Exploratory Papers - Session (4): Museums and Cultural Expression