A tangible map-based interface to Street View panoramas with Tommy Dykes.
Produced in collaboration with design researcher Tommy Dykes’s as part of his PhD research into using digital artefacts to supporting a ‘sense of home’ for individuals with Dementia in care homes. Paper Street View allows access to the Google Street View panoramas without the complexity of a typical computer interface.
Paper street view presents the user with a turned brass marker and brass and leather compass, sat atop a printed traditional map and a street scene projected on the wall behind. Moving the marker over the map retrieves street scenes for that location from Google Street View and updates the projection, whilst the compass controls the direction of view in the panorama shown. Thus providing a very intuitive means of accessing this wonderful dataset, and hopefully enriching the carehome environment.
North Neurological Alliance
Dykes, T., Wallace, J., Blythe, M. & Thomas, J. (2016) Paper Street View. In: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems – DIS ’16. ACM, pp. 334-346. ISBN 978-1-4503-4031-1
Dykes, T., Blythe, M., Wallace, J., Thomas, J.and Regan, T. (2016) RtD Comics: A Medium for Representing Research Through Design. In: Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016), 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane.