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hendrik | 17th Jan 2018 | 一般

This game, which allows everyone in the world to play together, becomes more inclusive after redesign

 

 

 

For most people, there is a clear difference between red and green. In fact, in art print hue circles, green and red are just exactly complementary colors. But for some people who have color vision disability, they have a hard time distinguishing between the two colors.

 

Data show that about 6% of the world's population is tricolor (color weakness). Among them, out of every 100 men, 8 are hard to distinguish between red and green, and one in 200 women has the same difficulty.

 

The world in the eyes of people with color vision disability is different from what we see, but in reality few people think of their situation.

 

Not long ago, Mattel announced that it has redesigned its solo board game UNO to launch a more friendly version of Color Blind. The new version, called the UNO ColorADD for $ 5.99, adds extra graphic symbols to the original card to help identify the color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a board game lover, UNO should not be unfamiliar with the popular card game around the world. The game was born in 1971 and is named after it must shout "uno" when playing the second card. UNO is now produced by Mattel and occupies the fourth place in the world's most popular non-card collection game.

 

UNO's play is not complicated, but the card's colors, numbers, and features are the cornerstone of the game's rules.

 

To put it simply, each UNO has a total of 108 cards, 25 for each color of red, green, blue and yellow, including 19 digital cards and 6 functional cards. In addition, there are 8 black function cards, namely color change and fine cards. UNO has seven cards per round. Players must issue cards the same color or number as the cards issued by the home. Players must call uno when there are two more cards to win.

 

"You can play UNO with almost everyone in the world because you only have colors and numbers," said Ray Alder, Mattel's top global executive, as saying. But some questioned that it was not inclusive - what should you do with color blindness?

 

This allowed Mattel to redesign a new UNO within 60 days. The company initially considered changing its famous color scheme to avoid having red and green at the same time, but it also sparked new problems - color blindness was not just a red-green barrier, but what if someone could not tell the difference between yellow and purple?

 

"We can not replace the red card or the green card, because some people still can not tell," Ray Alder said.

 

In the end, Mattel decided to adopt the ColorADD standard, a design system that uses images to identify colors. Created by a non-profit organization based in Portugal, the system sets the shape for each color in order to help color-blind identify colors.

 

ColorADD system, you can intuitively explain and create color. For example, a triangle represents blue, a slash represents yellow, and a green is a slash plus a triangle.

 

With the ColorADD application, the new UNO cards eventually changed only slightly, marking the corresponding graphic symbol at the corner of each color card, along with a ColorADD instruction card for each card. For ordinary players, it is even hard to find the difference between it and ordinary UNO cards.