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alphabetum tactus / 3D-alphabet

alphabetum tactus
alphabetum tactus

Touch is our first language, the first sense that we acquire. Touch is our silent interface with the material world. Touch is the third dimension of surface that speaks to our emotions.

People who are deaf-blind communicate through touch-based processes, from finger spelling to exploring objects with their hands or feet. Some people who are deaf-blind use a grammar of touch that includes pressure, location, speed, hand shape and motion.

Alphabetum tactus is the suggestion of a new kind of sensory 3D alphabet. This new haptic font allows blind and sighted people to communicate with each other in a playful way.

Client / Manufacturer

Studio Patrick Palcic

Studio Patrick Palcic
Berlin, Germany

Design

Shapeways

Shapeways
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Design

Johanna Schmeer

Johanna Schmeer
Berlin, Germany

Design

Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Harms

Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Harms
Berlin, Germany