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20th August 2015 | London

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Umesh Pandya is Associate UX Director at ustwo™.

A project initiated by the Royal London Society for the Blind's (RLSB) Youth Forum has led to the prototyping of a new app called 'Wayfindr', which has been built especially to help blind and partially sighted people use London's transport network independently.

The app relies on smartphones and iBeacons and has been developed in collaboration with global digital product design studio ustwo. Using transport terminals already equipped with iBeacon technology, the app guides users from point to point and directions are transmitted via their smartphones through bone-conducting earphones.

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Further reading:
ustwo.com/blog/designing-wayfindr/
wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-08/12/wayfindr-app
rlsb.org.uk/campaigns/wayfindr

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