Wander: Can Yanardag, Keyur Jain, Arvind Sanjeev
As the lectures were happening at the beginning of the week, the same time we were also asked to form teams and start to think about a site, a location at which we want our experience to be set up. And also about the problems we are trying to address at that space. We started off by picking a hostel lounge as our site and then presented this along with the problems we want to address to the rest of the class. Soon after this, we also built a low fidelity prototype of this experience and presented it to the class. Our project is called Wander:
Wander is an interactive surface that allows people staying in shared spaces to collaborate and engage with each other. It provides an excuse for people to communicate in settings like hostels. Wander is capable of identifying people currently staying in the hostel and the popular tourist attractions they have visited in the city through the app the hostel provides.
You can use Wander by placing your keys on the table, after which it detects who you are. Soon after, it asks you to select the landmarks that you wish to visit in the city, after dragging the corresponding tokens into the surface, it shows you the people who have already been there and the people who are currently planning to go there. Through this information, you can ask for feedback from the people who have visited those places and also choose to join other travellers to explore that destination.
The prototype that was developed to explain the concept works through a custom interface that was mapped to a table via a keynote application.
Some more experimental projects from the class:
The Other Side: Anoushka Garg, Bora Kim, James Zhou, Stephanie Lee
Bird's Nest: Esther Bretschneider, Somayeh Ranjbar, Vytautas Gudaitis
HoloCubes: Jens Obel, Matt Visco, Benedict Huebener
More projects from this class can be seen here: Immersive Experiences.
This is just a short intro to my life at CIID, I will be publishing more posts on the different topics we explored as well as the projects we did through CIID Chronicles. Furthermore, all the credits to the media content for this blog goes to the IDP class of 2017.