Project Name: Amble Time (2002-05)
Project Credits: Brendan Donovan, Stephen Lewis, Carol Strohecker at Media Lab Europe
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Amble Time stems from the idea that the shortcoming of a standard map is its inability to convey a sense of temporal scale.
Amble Time is a prototype map with a sense of time that was created as an application that can be incorporated into any handheld device. By using a GPS system and calculating the users average walking speed, it creates a bubble that indicates everywhere the user could walk in an hour. Alternatively, given a final destination, Amble Time can show where one could roam along the way and still arrive on time. As the users position changes and time ticks by, the bubble slowly shrinks and morphs until eventually it highlights the shortest path to the destination.


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