Accessible multi-platform navigation application for navigation of blind pedestrians

Vojtěch Gintner Supervisor: Jan Balata Bachelor thesis 2017
The purpose of this bachelor's thesis is to design and implement accessible multi-platform mobile navigation application for navigation of visually-impaired pedestrians. I started with stating problems and goals that were necessary to achieve. After that I compared existing navigation applications for sighted and visually-impaired users, platforms used by visually- impaired, accessibility of these platforms and available tools for application creation. At the beginning of the design process were modelled particular use cases and corresponding storyboards. Coming next were created paper, other low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes one after another. User Centered Design methodology was employed during the whole design process. Every iteration were consulted with one sighted and one visually-impaired expert. The final application was sucessfully evaluated with 6 participants in the streets.