Percepto is a graphic experimentation project to create accessible design. The thesis-project consisted of studying the visual-spatial hemineglect pathology known as « HVE », and generating accesible designs for its comprehension. The pathology under study has neurological origins and therefore consists mainly of an attention deficit. The patient living with an visual-spatial hemineglect does not respond to stimuli occuring on the left side of their field of vision (most cases are left-side hemineglect). This means that the patient ignores the right-side hemisphere of their visual range.
The project was divided into various stages, thereby generating a chronological narrative. The first stage consisted of an exploration of the subject through diverse case studies of visual perception. Afterwards, the main issue is articulated with pieces that, through the use of exaggerated resources, try to demonstrate what life with an HVE looks like. Finally, the outcome is achieved when an « accessible space » is created: editorial pieces designed for hemineglect audiences that provide them with an accessible space that they can explore and that respects the perceptive and attentional distortions the pathology entails.
The experimental records that were generated, through different variables, are intended to show the different scenarios likely to occur to a HVE patient:
amount of attention: the greater the graphic concentration, the greater the attention.
maintenance of attention: greater overlap of lines, greater attention fixation.
reduction of perceived space: the greater the subdivision of the grids, the more precise the attention fixation will be.
THE MAIN ISSUE
A section of the pieces was destined to show the main issue, using exaggerated resources to connote a problem, a lack. These pieces are intended to inform the general public about the project intentions (part of them).
THE ACCESSIBLE SPACE
Having studied the perceptual factors within the visual field, I constructed a system of grids, which I called « the accessible space. » My project then deals with spatial factors of the visual field, understanding that the only space available to design is the right.
All design reduced to the right hemisphere.
Niveau du diplôme : Licence
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