Visualizing Sound, A Takbir Hari Raya for the Deaf

The Takbir Hari Raya is a call for celebration announcing that Ramadhan has ended and that the time for celebration is upon us. It is an emotional and spiritual ordeal but there are those who aren’t able to experience the Takbir wholly. There are over 360 million people in the world with disabling hearing loss and that includes in Malaysia, where research has shown that over 162,000 people are hard-of-hearing, and they are the ones who are often left out of this special prayer.

The Maxis Deria Takbir app is a project collaboration with Maxis Communications, Leo Burnett, and Apple that translates the Takbir prayer to cymatics visualization and haptic feedback.

Read more about our development process here.