Tactile Schematics

Designing Tactile Schematics: An NYU ITP thesis by Lauren Race with advisors Chancey Fleet, Josh Miele, Tom Igoe, and Amy Hurst.

Designing Tactile Schematics is a novel set of standards and best practices for designing tactile schematics, supporting nonvisual workflows for building circuits. It includes a library of over 50 completed tactile schematics available for free download. We are a work in progress, welcoming comments and suggestions at lauren.race@nyu.edu.

The guide assumes that you, or your collaborators, have a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, or Inkscape, are familiar with schematics and terms like transistor, resistor, LED, and motor, and have access to microcapsule paper and a fuser. Templates included.

Tactile Schematics

Over 50 of the schematics used to teach Physical Computing at NYU ITP, rendered tactile in an SVG format to be produced with a fuser and microcapsule paper.