Tabitha Wheaton

Tabitha Wheaton

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Pop up Book for Colour Blind Kids

Deuteranomoly, also known as red-green, is the most common form of colour blindness. Children with this condition do not get the same experience from picture books as those without. This pop-up version of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' has incorporated textures and pop up elements in order to enhance the child's experience. Research into deuteranomoly and how it affects these children showed that incorporating tactile surfaces and contrasting colours is the most effective method to keep them engaged. Throughout the development stages of the design, a filter was used to view prototypes and illustrations through the eyes of a colour blind child. These were then compared to the existing book. This made sure the final design was exciting to a child with deuteranomoly, enhancing their experience of this wonderful story.