Digital Innovation // Concept Development // Workshop with Actors
(Video in Danish)
“The worst thing that can happen by losing your eyesight is to lose contact with the surrounding world, but if you lose your hearing, you will lose contact with the human.” (Quote from user with hearing aid during our workshop)
During this project we worked with Delta’s IdemoLab, who referred us to the hearing aid manufacturer Widex. Through meetings with Widex, we learned that it, on average, takes seven years to acknowledge a hearing loss. Therefore, we decided to work with the realisation phase of a hearing loss and make a hearing test more accessible. The final concept is a hearing test you can take at the optician while e.g. waiting in line. Glasses are fashionable, but hearing aid is much more tabooed. By placing a hearing test in a new setting, we hope to raise awareness on hearing loss and make people take the first step towards taking a hearing test.
This project was made in collaboration with Line Mulvad, Louise Jensen, Katrine Høvsgaard Nielsen, and Buster Nielsen.
To learn more about how it is to live with a hearing loss, we held a workshop with people with hearing aid, employees from Widex and three actors, who were instructed to play different scenarios, which was used as a conversation starter
Later, we conducted three scale and context tests in a café, a canteen on the tables and on the floor in the canteen to see how a hearing test was perceived in different settings
Collaborative sketching in the design group
Hearing test at the optician