explore cities and meet people
Cityscope is one of two urban design concepts we did for Deutsche Telekom, which is presented at Kontakthof, an exhibition and conference space at Telekom Innovation Arena in Berlin. The cityscope is made to connect people all over the world in public spaces. With many cityscopes spread across the world people see through a virtual window to explore other cities and meet their people in a short Interaction.
Users are Interacting through a touchscreen which they can write on or draw pictures on virtually fogged glass. Furthermore they can show their environment through a built in webcam to let other participants explore their surrounding and see each other.The cityscope is meant to empower awareness and interest for different cultures in far away countries. Boundaries and distances can be virtually crossed and explored in real time.
The Cityscope is an interactive object supposed to be placed in many public places. It enables people to connect with each other, to meet different countries and experience different cultures all over the world. The CityScope is fogged and the view is blurred in the beginning of every interaction. As soon as somebody wipes the window, the view gets clear and bright. From this moment two cityscopes are connected with each other and the interaction begins. The communication is diverse: Your can experience a small chat, an interesting impression of the city or just a quick drawing and a smile. We used this paradigm to create a more natural behaviour with a touch screen that appears as a fogged window between two different worlds.
CityScopes placed all over the world give people in everyday life the opportunity to dive into foreign countries and cultures. Turn it to choose a city and wipe the digital window to see what‘s happening on the other side. People are curious and the CityScope offers an easy way to have a glance into other places and cultures.
Cities getting more interconnected every day. Global communication and trade is flourishing, but almost all of these interaction have a clear mission. Therefore it‘s hard to see how life really is, if you are not there. Our concept enables exchange between cultures and individuals by the beauty of randomness in everyday life.
Cityscope is an interactive object placed in public places. It permits people to connect with each other, to reach different countries, and to experience different cultures all over the world. We have used this concept to create a more natural interaction with a touchscreen. The touchscreen appears as a fogged window between two different worlds and thus the view is blurred in the beginning of each interaction.
As soon as somebody wipes the window, the view gets clear and bright. From this moment on two Cityscopes are connected, and the interaction begins. The communication can be diverse: One‘s experience can be a small chat, an interesting impression of the city or just a quick drawing and a smile.
Our Vision 2020 is connecting people throughout europe with the cityscope and providing a new feel to the european community.
The CityScope is currently exhibited at Kontakthof at Deutsche Telekom in Berlin-Schöneberg. The current version can be seen as a pre-production prototype.
Feel free to contact us for if you are interested in having a live testing.
6 Point multitouch
accelerometer to set
a cardinal direction
sliding contact ensures a 360°
multidirectional power supply
fixed inner base works
as rotational joint
Housing includes space for technological parts, their power management and vantilation system.
Resistant and solid materials prevent the object from beeing damaged through weather conditions or vandalism in public space.
Functions as physical input
for interaction between object and user through rotation.
Try out the Working Prototype of cityscope at Kontakthof in Berlin-Schöneberg
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