Google Doodle Celebrating Seiichi Miyake – Google Doodle gives honor to the globally influential Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake by changing “Google Logo” to the style of “Miyake’s tactile blocks embossed against the familiar yellow background.”
Google Doodle Celebrating Seiichi Miyake:
Seiichi Miyake wanted to help his close friend, who lost the ability to see clearly. His innovation changed into a new way around the globe for the people those who are visually impaired navigate public.
What Did Seiichi Miyake Invent:
In 1965, Seiichi Miyake invented the tactile paving slab (or “tenji block” in Japan) with his own money. On Monday Google Doodle celebrates to honor Seiichi Miyake the introduction of the block 52 years ago.
The tenji blocks, innovation of Seiichi Miyake were first installed in the Japanese city of Okayama on March 18, 1967,near the Okayama School for the Blind in Okayama City for making it safer and easier to walk around public spaces. The tactile paving slab (or “tenji block” in Japan) pattern features a series of blocks indicating to “forward”. The second design of blocks indicating the “truncated domes” pattern, a series of small bumps that act as a “stop” sign to the people with visual impairments.
Seiichi Miyake’s design, tenji block, which was installed in all Japan Railway platforms in the 1970 and soon spread to cities across the globe, the blocks featuring two tactile patterns that people with visual impairments can identify tactile tiles via a support or white cane.
The dotted “tenji blocks” warn the visually impaired people at the time of approaching danger, and it is used at the edges of crosswalks and railway platforms around the globe.