Celestina Martinez, Chris Holden
UHON 301, 499. Fall, 2015 – Present.
Seesign is in development to help learning signers look up unfamiliar signs. Celestina, an Interpreting and Psychology double major at UNM has been working on her prototype using nomenproject.org, starting as a class project in the fall of 2016 and expanding into independent research since. The app breaks down signs visually and allows a user to mark features they notice, hand shapes, movement type, etc. to narrow down and look up the sign on a phone, tablet, or computer. Anyone who has tried to look up signs in a dictionary can see the tremendous advance that her method will make available. Currently she has a prototype. All of the features are in place, but the accessible vocabulary is quite limited. She submitted and presented Seesign to the 2016 UNM App Contest (and was robbed – see the video of her presenting below and I think you’ll agree).
Seesign presented at the 2016 UNM App Contest
- Seesign website
- nomenproject.org – it should be easy to find Seesign once there
- Development blog from Fall 2015