Pictoform is a system of tactile guidelines developed to assist those who are blind and visually impaired in navigating their environment. The range consists of single buds, as well as paving tiles in different materials.
Due to their aesthetic qualities, all these elements enhance the architectural facets of urban public spaces.
Pictoform elements can be used for several purposes: indicating routes across an area, marking shifts from pavement to road, or indicating bus stops.
The system is particularly useful in and around hubs or city centers with open spaces and pedestrian areas. Both the shape of the bud and its sound when touched by the mobility cane are optimized in order to guide visually impaired pedestrians. Thereby, Pictoform is an efficient, functional device for its users while at the same time adding an aesthetic quality to its surroundings.