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Plane Tracker

Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Jarvis, Nadine; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Wilkie, Alex. March 2007. Plane Tracker. [Design]

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Abstract or Description

Aeroplanes continuously transmit information about their journey, and these signals can be captured and decoded in the home. The Plane Tracker uses this data to visualise the imagined routes of individual flights, shown on screen as aerial imagery that flows smoothly from origin to destination. As you watch, you are able to vicariously experience the flights from the comfort of your front room. There’s no particular purpose in this - the design is not centred on any clear task or problem. Instead, we want to create a situation that highlights air travel, an issue about which different people (e.g. frequent travellers, environmental activists, plane spotters) might have different opinions.

Item Type: Design

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design
Design > Interaction Research Studio

Date:

March 2007

Item ID:

4781

Date Deposited:

03 Dec 2010 15:31

Last Modified:

23 Jun 2017 13:09

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4781

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