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My first thought when I saw these was that surely Braille flash cards are already being used in classrooms throughout the world. However, looking a little bit closer at these Hello Haptic flash cards, designed by Rhea Jeong, YoungSoo Hong, Sun Min Lee and Sae Hee Lee of Samsung Design Membership, one can see that they offer a particularly high education value. Designed to teach blind students about environments that they aren’t exposed to in real life, the cards include a term like “wood grain”, some text describing what it is and a tactile backing that allows the student to feel the material hands-on–a very comprehensive learning experience packed into a simple card. These look a heck of a lot more interesting than the flash cards I remember from grade school. [via Yanko]