Infobricks (2016-2017)

Infobricks is a prototyping toolkit for creating accessible computers. It provides software and hardware components that can be assembled by designers or amateurs to quickly put together prototypes of accessible devices. Infobricks comprises modules such as programmable quick access buttons, RFID reader, notification lights, and so on. Most of them are optional and can be used to customize the final product according to the users needs.

Infobricks is also the engine with drives the Infomate Version 2 computers. Here, the toolkit and its underlying infrastructure was turned into a number of relatively finished or polished accessible computers.

To date, I have implemented to versions of Infobricks. Version 1 (see below video walkthrough) was implemented with a Ordoid single board computer. Version 2 is based on a Android tablet and thus smaller. Peripherals (e.g. a keyboard or quick access buttons) can be connected via USB cable or Bluetooth.

Infobricks V1 Walktrough



  • Güldenpfennig, F. (2017). Making a Customized DIY-Computer with Infobricks. Paper presented at the British HCI. PDF.
  • Güldenpfennig, F. (2018). Tailor-made Accessible Computers: An Interactive Toolkit for Iterative Co-Design. In International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions. PDF.