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Stroke It Fluffy / Drawing tool for visual impaired children

Stroke It Fluffy
Stroke It Fluffy

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

People often assume that blind children have little interest in or talent for creating images. However, blind children rely on their imaginations and sense of touch and enjoy tracing distinctive shapes on paper. This pen uses a nutrient solution to create lines that turn to fluffy moss after a few days. The child can then touch and feel the texture, line, shape of their creation. It turns drawing into a more intriguing activity and lets blind children enjoy both the process and outcome of creating art.

This is an innovative design concept. It can be expressed as a universal design approach aimed not only at visually impaired children but also at anyone who wants to touch their artistic work.
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We are greatly honored to receive this award. This recognition will motivate us to work harder at solving design problems and helping others.
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University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, United States

Peiyao Xia,
Rhode Island School of Design

Shuxuan Wang,
Rhode Island School of Design

Fan Ye,
China Academy of Art

Liujun Pan,
MOKWON University