Winner 2020 / UI & UX Design / User Experience Design

iCan - Empowering the visually challenged

  • Prize
    Winner in User Experience Design / UI & UX Design
  • University
    National Institute of Design, India
  • Designer
    Afthab Ali

iCan is a wayfinding mobile application designed for people with visual impairment and people who have difficulty finding their way in and around crowded indoor spaces.India is home to the highest number of people with visual impairments in the world. Of the 40 million visually challenged in the world, around 15 million are from India, which makes a combined population of Qatar, Denmark, Ireland, Singapore and Iceland rendered unable to travel on their own using the railway. iCan aims to educate and empower the visually challenged to make a train journey without depending on anyone else.

I am an engineer turned designer currently doing my masters in Interaction Design from the National Institute of Design. I am immensely proud to have grown by the side of the technology that defines our present life. As a result, I became increasingly aware of its impact on people, art, entertainment, business, politics, and science. Having borne its fruit all my life, I consider myself responsible to elevate it further and take it closer to people and make technology more humane.