Ageing Clouds

Work in Progress at DIS 2019


We propose Ageing Clouds as a concept for urban exploration invoking freedom in navigation and strategy in planning. Wandering bound to a handheld smartphone is an obvious obstruction to the experience of explorers. Our approach is to construct a visual aid on mobile devices that roughly supports navigation without demanding continuous user attention. The interesting urban neighbourhoods of a city are represented as clouds on a mobile map. Post-visit, these clouds age and turn grey in the regions explored by the user. We present our initial steps of this effort to evolve mobile maps from rigid navigation to support unconstrained yet strategic urban exploration.

Link to the publication