Design Criteria for Tactile GraphicsPicture of different types of graphs, bar graph, line graph, and pie chart

When creating tools for tactile graphing remember:

  • Texture is important for distinguishing between data sets.
  • Make everything large enough to feel. Your fingers will be your eyes so if you can't feel it, you can't 'see' it.
  • It is more powerful if you have a tool that can be used for multiple different data sets, so try to make your designs adaptable.

 

Project Resources:

Construction paper model of pie chart with different texturesDownload files for a 3D model tactile pie chart graphing tool.