The challenge for this project was to teach something in two ways: one, the standard lecture/slideshow, and two, enable others to experience the topic in some way beyond reading or reflecting.
I did basic research to better understand dyslexia, especially the symptoms. I used this information in my lecture and slideshow (pdf) with my class. The slideshow contains a basic definition of dyslexia, possible causes, symptoms, who has dyslexia, etc.
The main part of this project was the flash animation that I created. This flash presentation, available below, was intended to help people experience something akin to dyslexia.
Because several people have asked - please feel free to link to this page or use the presentation as you see fit. I translated this into Spanish at the request of a Mexican psychologist. If anyone has another language they would like to see this in, provide me a translation and I will be happy to create it.
If you're curious about this course, my final paper discussed how understanding perception directly relates to design.
Please note that Flash Player 9 is required to view this animation.