Umesh Pandya is passionate about making inclusive digital products, with a keen interest in the space where the Internet Of Things meets Assistive Technologies. He works at ustwo’s London studio and leads the Invent Time programme – their ‘dream and do tank’ – where they are investigating how they can improve or create new digital products that can make a positive difference to people lives.
“Investigate what it would be like for a young vision impaired person,
to travel London’s transport network in the near future.”
In this lightning talk, Umesh Pandya will share the story behind Wayfindr and how ustwo and the Royal London Society for Blind People designed and validated a system that helps vision impaired people move through the London Underground Network independently. Umesh will talk about the tools, techniques, methodologies they used over the course of this investigation – from concept through to a live pilot over the span of 6 months.