Title: A lens into the haptic world
Authors: Herssens, Jasmien ×
Heylighen, Ann #
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Host Document: Proceedings of Include 2009
Conference: Include 2009 edition:5 location:London date:5-8 April 2009
Article number: 54
Abstract: This research aims to create a deeper understanding of the haptic qualities in the built
environment. As a vehicle for communication with the researcher, children who are
congenitally blind engage in photo-ethnography by using a camera. Their experiences,
behaviours, use of the camera and the resulting photos provide unique insights in the
role of haptics in indoor and outdoor spaces. The findings reported here are twofold: the method used to enhance communication; and the insights gained from the lenses of the participants. The findings reveal detailed nuances of thought, behaviour, reactions and experiences of congenitally blind children illuminating non-visual aspects inherent to the built environment.
ISBN: 1-905000-34-0
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Department of Architecture - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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