Tactile Paper Prototyping with Blind Subjects

  • Mei Miao
  • Wiebke Köhlmann
  • Maria Schiewe
  • Gerhard Weber
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5763)


With tactile paper prototyping user interfaces can be evaluated with blind users in an early design stage. First, we describe two existing paper prototyping methods, visual and haptic paper prototyping, and indicate their limitations for blind users. Subsequently, we present our experiences while preparing, conducting and analysing tests performed using tactile paper prototyping. Based on our experiences, we provide recommendations for this new usability evaluation method.


tactile paper prototyping low-fidelity prototyping usability evaluation method visually impaired tactile interaction design methodologies usability user-centred design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mei Miao
    • 1
  • Wiebke Köhlmann
    • 2
  • Maria Schiewe
    • 3
  • Gerhard Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte InformatikTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.F. H. Papenmeier GmbH & Co. KGSchwerteGermany

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