Map Interfaces

Map Interfaces

This lecture was given together with Marcus Paeschke at the Interface Design department at the University for Applied Sciences Potsdam, in winter 2012.

During the course of the term we looked at how maps have become ubiquitous interfaces integrated into many modern applications. Our students were asked to question the way we interact with maps and come up with new interactions and applications.

Student-Projects

  • Map Interfaces

    AD HOC

    An app for intermodal routing, with integrated turn-by-turn navigation for your public transport transit. Integrating a new way for location and context based navigation.

    Project by Simon Martin, Jakob Flemming and Christoph Wiedenman
    Projectwebsite

  • Map Interfaces

    Armstrade

    A data visualization using data from the sipri institues on the global armstrade. The project builds up on another university project which used the dome to visualize the data. This project tries to bring the visualization to web and open it up for a bigger audience.

    Project by Daniel Grimm | Projectwebsite

  • Map Interfaces

    Berlin Wall

    95% of the berlin wall is gone, thereby we have also lost access to memories, background stories and tragedies incorporated within the walls history. The app is trying to enable users to explore the history of the wall, the former locations or involved people.

    Project by Simon Staib | Projectwebsite

  • Map Interfaces

    The man from Nazareth

    This project is taking a critical point of view on miracles of jesus. The map is locating the miracles on an old and a modern map allowing the user to connect the two periods. Furthermore biblical and scientific informations on jesus miracles are presented.

    Project by Tom Haake | Projectwebsite

  • Map Interfaces

    Memories

    Memories is engaging with the commemoration of the victims of the National Socialism. The foundation for this project is the project "Stolpersteine" by the artist Gunter Demnig.

    Project by Lars Kreuzmann and Gerd-Hinnerk Winck
    Projectwebsite

  • Map Interfaces

    Snow Visualization

    This project was realized in cooperation with Abror Gafurov from the GFZ in Potsdam. The aim is to visualize the worldwide snow coverage. Allowing scientists and decision makers to visually explore the datasets.

    Project by Florian Schulz, Julian Stahnke and Lionel Michel
    Projectwebsite

  • Map Interfaces

    Sea Level Rise

    The subject this project is the sea level rise (SLR) for the next 100 years. This global phenomenon is possibly affecting one tenth of the world population in the most densely populated areas. There is a lot of speculation about the extent and effects of sea level rise, since there aren't any widely accepted models.

    Project by Christina Serowski and Dimitar Roszenov Ruszev
    Projectwebsite

  • Map Interfaces

    Segway Routing

    Segway Routing is an iPad App, which is aiming at enabling touristic Segway companies to provide their clients with guideless city tours. The application gives its users the chance to create a tour themselves and be routed and guided through the city.

    Project by Christian Bernhardt and André Kurfürst
    Projectwebsite