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„An app and a telescope to get lazy users outside and exploring!“

Involvement and Tech

Concept

Graphic Design

Autodesk Inventor & 3D Print

Basic electronics

Exhibition/ Presentation

Resonate Festival '15 - Belgrade, Serbia

EMAF '15 - Osnabrück, Germany

SD Openhouse '15 - Osnabrück, Germany

Makerfaire '15 - Hannover, Germany

DMY '15 - Berlin, Germany

How can wearable devices, assisted by apps, help us be better people? That was the question we were asked in the module „Interaction design II“. But for us, relying on to much technology for simple tasks, was something that we wanted to take a critical stance on, which is why we took a slightly ironical approach. So what if we created a service that would motivate people to have a nice afternoon walk and explore the places they have never seen before?

      

Production Video for "Lampedusa".

The app that we designed, serves as the logic center. Through geocoordinates it saves all the places the user has already visited which allows our simple algorithm to calculate a place the user hasn’t visited in his proximity. But instead of displaying the route to the destination, it only sends the orientation-data to the main component of ITTO. The telescope.

ITTO with it's manual which we created with a lasercutter

Built into the telescope there is a micro controller with a bluetooth module, a LED strip and a compass that registers the telescopes orientation. After the Telescope is connected to the app, the user picks up the telescope and looks for the right direction, the glass of the telescope is illuminated blue when the user has found the right orientation toward said unvisited spot. At this point the user only knows the general direction of his/her destination and has to find the way there all by his/her self.

For the concept we created a working prototype which was shown at multiple exhibitions.

As you can see the whole concept is based on exploring the unknown, the technology only takes a supportive role instead of binding people to screens. We also wanted to strengthen the exploration metaphor, by using the color blue, due to the german saying „ins blaue hinein“ which loosely means „going into the unknown“.

ITTO in Belgrade, Serbia

„An app and a telescope to get lazy users outside and exploring!“

Involvement and Tech

Concept

Graphic Design

Autodesk Inventor & 3D Print

Basic electronics

Exhibition/ Presentation

Resonate Festival '15 - Belgrade, Serbia

EMAF '15 - Osnabrück, Germany

SD Openhouse '15 - Osnabrück, Germany

Makerfaire '15 - Hannover, Germany

DMY '15 - Berlin, Germany