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The Installation includes six exhibits, at first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability. Each is accompanied with a little story, all completely concealing the existence of technical components such as speakers or sensors, only small connection ports as well as the uniform black finishing point to thier unusual abilities. Watch video below for demo.

In form and functionalty all these exhibits pursue John Maeda’s „Simplicity“. They are enjoying to use, they are surprising and one wants to explore and investigate them.


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Colorblindness is not a total loss of color vision. Colorblind people can recognize a wide ranges of colors. But certain ranges of colors are hard to distinguish.

The frequency of colorblindness is fairly high. One in twelve Caucasian (8%), one in 20 Asian (5%), and one in 25 African (4%) males are so-called “red-green” colorblind. It is commoner than AB blood group.

3(+1) principles of Color Universal Design

1.Choose color schemes that can be easily identified by people with all types of color vision, in consideration with the actual lighting conditions and usage environment.

2. Use not only different colors but also a combination of different shapes, positions, line types and coloring patterns, to ensure that information is conveyed to all users including those who cannot distinguish differences in color.

3.Clearly state color names where users are expected to use color names in communication.

4. Moreover, aim for visually friendly and beautiful designs.

#01 99% of all colorblind people are not really color blind but color deficient; the term color blindness is misleading

#02 Red-green color blindness is a combination of red-blindness (protan defects)and green-blindness (deutan defects).

#03 Color blindness is more prevalent among males than females, because the most common form of color vision deficiency is encoded on the X sex chromosome.

#04 “What color is this?” is the most annoying question you can ask your colorblind friend.

#05 There are three main types of color vision deficiency: protan, deutan, andtritan defects  

#06 Strongly colorblind people might only be able to tell about 20 hues apart from each other, with normal color vision this number raises to more than 100 different hues.

#07 Colored lenses or glasses can improve color discrimination in your problem areas but can not give you back normal color vision.

#08 Ishihara plates are the best known color blindness tests, but they are not the most accurate ones.

#09 About 8% of all men are suffering from color blindness.

#10 Severity of color blindness is usually divided into the following four categories: slightly, moderate, strong, and absolute.

#11 The terms protandeutan, and tritan are Greek and translate to first, second, and third.

#12 A father can’t pass his red green color blindness on to his sons.

#13 Dogs are not colorblind 

#14 Color vision deficiency would be a much better term; but it is not as easy to pronounce compared to color blindness.

#15 There are people which are really suffering from complete color blindness, which is called achromatopsia or monochromacy.

#16 Blue-yellow color blindness would be better called blue-green color blindness, as this are more the problem colors.

#17 There exists every nuance of color vision deficiency severity, starting fromalmost normal color vision up to complete color blindness.

#18 Protanopiadeuteranopia, and tritanopia are types of dichromacy, which means you have only two different color receptors (cones) compared to three with normal color vision.

#19 If a woman is red-green colorblind, all her sons will also be colorblind.

#20 Colorblind people feel handicapped in everyday life, and almost nobody recognizes this.

#21 99% of all colorblind people are suffering from red-green color blindness.

#22 When using color correcting lenses you are wearing two differently colored lenses in your eyes.

#23 Red-green color blindness is a recessive sex linked trait, which causes more men to be colorblind than women.

#24 John Dalton wrote the first known scientific paper regarding color blindness.

#25 Protanomalydeuteranomaly, and tritanomaly are types of anomalous trichromacy, which means you have three different color receptors (cones) like people with normal color vision but one of them is shifted in its peak.

#26 In certain countries you need normal color vision to get a drivers license.

#27 Deuteranomaly—one form of red-green color blindness—is by far the most common form of color blindness.

#28 More women than men are carriers of color blindness, even though they are not colorblind themselves.

#29 Some people get rejected from a job assignment because of their color vision deficiency.

#30 About 0.5% of all women are suffering from color blindness.

#31 Blue-yellow color blindness is a dominant not sex linked trait, which means both men and women are equally affected.

#32 Red-green color blindness doesn’t mean that you are only mixing up red and green colors, but the whole color spectrum can cause you problems.

#33 The anomaloscope is the most accurate color blindness test known today.

#34 Police officerfirefighter, and airline pilot are the most famous jobs which require normal color vision.

#35 There is no treatment or cure for color blindness 

#36 Pseudoisochromatic plates were introduced by Professor J. Stilling of Strassburg in 1883; the Ishihara plates by Dr. Shinobu Ishihara followed almost half a century later.

#37 Different chromosomes are involved as sources for the different types of color vision deficiency.

#38 Women can also suffer from color vision deficiency

#39 Monochromacy—also called achromatopsia—means you have only one type of color receptors (cones) in your eyes.

#40 Color blindness is also called Daltonism, after the scientist John Dalton.

#41 The most often used types of color blindness tests are: pseudoisochromatic platesarrangement test, and the anomaloscope.

#42 Better color vision deficiency terms would be: red-blindness for protanopia, red-weakness for protanomaly, green-blindness for deuteranopia, green-weakness for deuteranomaly, blue-blindness for tritanopia, and blue-weakness fortritanomaly.

#43 John Dalton believed his whole life that the cause of his color blindness is acolored fluid inside his eye balls.

#44 Many colorblind people have problems with matching clothes and buying ripe bananas.

#45 Quite a lot of people with normal color vision can’t pass an Ishihara plates testfree of errors.

#46 The International Colour Vision Society is scientifically investigating every aspect of color vision and color vision deficiency.

#47 Confusion lines of the CIE 1931 color space show exactly the colors of confusion for all forms of color blindness.

#48 Only a whole battery of color blindness tests can reveal the true type and severity of your color vision deficiency.

#49 John Dalton was also colorblind himself.

#50 A Colblindor is a colorblind person who learned to enjoy his colorblind life 😉

 of Study: Synesthetic experiences for color blind consumers in retail environment 

Research Statement:

The purpose of my study is to enhance the understanding of both color in packaging and allowing synesthetic experiences that will affect the colorblind person abilities to shop capably and effectively. Color blindness has both little and extreme effects on a persons life. The most extreme of this would be inability to shop in any situation that used color-coding for specific tasks. It is likely that colorblind consumers are unable to process some or all aspects of visual color information, potentially increasing their vulnerability in the marketplace. Colorblind persons are at a disadvantage in exchange relationships where their performance is related to see, to recognize and differentiate among colors. Color cues simply may not be processed and interpreted as intended. My justification for proposing this research is that while they cannot perceive certain colors, Synesthesia allows them to gain a deeper understanding among colors that they can see, and those they cannot see, they will be able to interpret information, colors appropriately and use products carefully to their advantage. Color blind person want to know what a color is, how to tell if something has a positive or negative impact to them. Therefore, it has led to my research questions:” How will synesthetic experiences enhances a color blind consumer’s activity?”,” How will incorporating other forms of “senses” affect their perception of color as well as emotionally?, “Will synesthetic experiences helps them to make better decisions when dealing with products that uses color-coding for specific tasks?, “In what ways will design improve the accessibility of color coding products to color blind consumers?

 

Pretty much fascinated about translating colors into sounds (mapping sounds to colors)  and I thought that I need a strong purpose to deliver the outcome. A couple of months back, I thought of doing on color blindness before. So I decided to shift the objective on a different direction to colorblind people, their lifestyle like shopping experiences. Example reinventing the packaging with sounds attach to it. Generally, color blind people face difficulties in using color pencils, they cannot differentiate what is red from green vice versa. I thought that was something I should look at and how I can make them remember the colors  by a certain “emotion” like sounds and visual cues like shapes/lines/patterns. Reading the tiny text printed on the color pencils is such a hassle, imagine you need to read all over again reach time you use a set of color pencils.

I found this interactive application where each chemical element is translated into a magical note base on what happens in an atomic nucleus as it decays from its excited states down toward its ground state. This decay happens in steps between the different energy levels in the nucleus. Each transition corresponds to the emission of a photon, a “gamma ray” which is a characteristic energy equalling the difference in energy between the levels.

Every nuclide has its own unique set of excited states and decay patterns, creating its own musical fingerprint. Since the microcosmic world is ruled by quantum mechanics, even each decay sequence is unique. It is a stochastic, random process, which leads to virtually infinite variations.

The Radioactive Orchestra uses information on transition energies and transition probabilities (each decay can often proceed to different lower-lying levels, with certain probabilities that can be deduced from experiments) in order to decide which kind of photon to emit. Its energy (measured in kiloelectronvolts, keV) is converted to an audible frequency in Hertz. The higher the gamma ray energy, the higher the pitch of the sound you will hear. This is also visualized graphically as a coloured gamma ray emitted from a schematic image of the nucleus. The colour of the photon corresponds to the energy, similarly to the colours of a rainbow. Using control buttons, the Radioactive Orchestra enables the user to modify the sounds and they are normally constrained to a musical scale. Several different nuclides can be made to “radiate music” simultaneously. The results can be stored in various file formats or exported into different applications.

I felt it was really into the microscopic world of the invisible nuclei.

Radioactive Orchestra