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Listen.Up / Cup design for the blind


The ability of blind people to perceive the world is lacking.Drinking water is a trivial matter in life, but it is a frequent daily demand of people.
They need to be able to fill a glass of water safely and properly, which is also a reflection of their sense of control over life.
“Listen.up” is a cup concept design.the blind people can use the change of the percussion tone to replace vision, and perceive the change of the water level when the water is poured. When the water is full, due to the collision of magnetic force and buoyancy, the metal ball outside the cup will make a sound, indicating that the water level has reached the limit.


Jiangnan University

Jiangnan University
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

Wang Fan,
Jiangnan University / School of Design, Wuxi

Zhu Yingqian,
Jiangnan University / School of Design, Wuxi