curious_paths

Curious Paths

Curious Paths

Together with Tom Frissen | 10 weeks | 2008

Microsoft Curious Paths is a concept designed for the Microsoft Design Expo 2008 for which the theme was Learning & Education. The system is designed to make people curious about specific (hidden) locations in a city environment, marked by other people. This curiosity will lead to an exploration of the environment, creating opportunities for learning experiences. The curiosity of the user is triggered through a mysterious black device which fits in your hand perfectly and makes you feel directions to locations in a city environment which meet your personal interests. By sharing locations with others a network is created. The movie on the next page describes an interaction scenario. A working prototype was created using GPS, an Arduino Mini, a digital compass and additional electronics.



Curious Paths
Scenario
Curious Paths
Navigation device prototype
Curious Paths
Navigation device prototype

Publications

– Microsoft research design expo, IDZine, May 2008

– Curious Paths, Eindhoven designs / volume one, August 2008

– Dutch Design Week, Cursor, week 41, 2008

– Presented during the Dutch Design Week 2008