Design Accessible Maps

Hiroo Aoyama Avatar| By hiroo-aoyama on January 7, 2019

    { 🗺 } – UX guide to improving navigation apps for the visually impaired.

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    Original illustration by Pablo Stanley

    This study was done by a team led by Dr Young Mi Choi at the Georgia Tech School of Design.

    Visually impaired people have a hard time using existing navigation apps. Through user interviews, market research, and user testing, we came up with a list of do’s and don’ts for navigation apps that want to improve their vision accessibility. In this article, I’ll be using Google Maps as an example —this is because 82% of interviewees reported primarily using Google Maps. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines and there may be exceptions to every rule.

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