Design Challenge 2

Our second Inclusive Design Challenge was a big success! More talented makers came to help solve our new round of accessibility challenges from businesses in Toronto and we ended up garnering a ton of interesting inclusive solutions!

Team 1: Go Nads!

Challenge

To increase productivity and focus for people with mental disabilities.

Solution

NADS (Neural-based Assistive Device Solutions) is a customizable holistic assistive guide informed by EEG and other biometric data to increase productivity, promote healthy living, and empower users to take control of their lives. Go NADS developed a draft of a UI system and website for this project.

Prototype

Team Go Nads!’s Prototype

Team 2: Found in Translation

Challenge

New canadians with low english level have hard time asking store clerks for materials /services they need, they end up spending too long finding for what they are looking for in the stores without knowing if is available or not. How can we improve their experiences in stores?

Solution

To create an easy experience for new Canadians to find and buy the groceries they need, this team created a UI system and physical model to demonstrate a new mobile application that specializes in food and global translation. The physical model was to demonstrate a new way finding system for supermarkets that would correspond to their app.

Prototype

Team Found in Translation’ Prototyping process

Team 3: Runaway

Challenge

Some ramps/hills/inclines are too steep to safely navigate on a hand-powered wheelchair. think of an add on the mechanism for hand-powered wheelchairs that stops runaway chairs or limits their speed.

Solution

A locking mechanism for a wheelchair which will allow the user to move forward but restrict the chair from rolling backwards.

Prototype

Team Runaway’s Prototype