Conceptual Prototype Objects for Data Obsessives.
The world has become a data centric place, within this proliferation of data we can become data dependant, or even data lost. There are groups of people who have special connections to data, who can skillfully navigate the data space.
The devices I have designed are for three specific groups of data enthusiasts, they illustrate their individual interaction and connection with data and suggest ways in which their specific knowledge could invade our world through acts of data philanthropy.
Short Film on Data Devices
The Geo Flood Browser is targeted at geo mappers. In its current configuration, it is designed to explore flood plains. In this instance it uses its location as primary data key, and displays both the distance and height above the nearest river on the data side. On the information side it displays the flood risk of that location.
Geo Flood Browser for Geo Mappers.
Flood Risk tags left by Mappers
With time, time-stamps are at the heart of all databases, they are appended to almost every data set created. The Longitude Time Piece is for Time Nuts, who are concerned about accurate time. It uses longitude positioning (GPS calculations), and a tuner at the top to allow the user to move between their political time-zone, towards their accurate local time zone, to 1 second resolutions.
Longitude Time Piece for Time Nuts.
Local Time Zone Map
The Satellite Scanner allows the user to listen into satellites and listen into pure data, the data we are relying on in everyday life. It also allows the user to move between that and information about the satellite broadcasting that particular data. The devices may be left for those that rely on SatNAv as a way of showing them what they are dependant upon.
Satelite Scanner for Satelite Spotters.
Devices ready for distribution alongside Ignore your SatNav signs
Skills : Research, User Group Research, Design Thinking, Prototyping, Model Making, Digital Sketching, Interaction Design, UXP Design, Video Production.
Andy Broomfield - 2008