Volume 29, Issue 1
PSYCHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN AND THEIR NEEDS IN BOOK ART DESIGN
Many books for visually impaired children do not conform to the cognitive rules or reading habit of these children. To solve the problem, this paper carries out a comparative analysis on the psychological features of visually impaired children, from the perspective of cognitive psychology. Besides, the authors discussed how to satisfy the psychological needs of these children in book design, in light of relevant theories on book art design. The results show that visually impaired children are more sensitive in auditory and tactile senses and better in short-term and permanent memory than ordinary children, but slower in perspective mode and the development of thinking; visually impaired children mainly rely on touching to “read” books. Finally, this paper puts forward the design principles, concepts and components of books for visually impaired children. This research offers a reference for the application of cognitive psychology in the book design for visually impaired children.
Visually Impaired Children, Book Art, Book Design, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Needs.