Text to Haptics: Method and Case Studies of Designing Tactile Graphics for Inclusive Tactile Picture Books by Digital Fabrication and Generative AI

2023. 06. 06

In this case study, we explore the possibilities between Generative AI and tactile graphics for inclusivity in computer graphics communities. The use of Generative AI in the design of tactile graphics has made it possible to support the processes used by publishers and tactile graphics designers. In addition, the idea of printing tactile graphics on transparent sheets with a 3D printer through digital fabrication technology allows the creation of inclusive tactile picture books that can be read and enjoyed together by sighted and visually impaired people in a single picture book.

Authors: Kengo Tanaka / Ayaka Tsutsui / Tatsuki Fushimi / Yoichi Ochiai