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Gemeente Amsterdam

The project Blending Amsterdam Reality addresses the question put forth by Gemeente Amsterdam, to find a way to design / use objects in public space to spread awareness about the culture and heritage of Amsterdam in a fun and informative way. The final prototype of the project is an interactive installation in form of a book that is designed to be easy to use,fun and involving, while taking into consideration factors of ergonomics and human appeal.

The prototype is based on re-usable and extensible code running on open and easily available hardware, housed in a styrofoam body with a stable base and comfortable angle of tilt to provide good affordance and usability. It uses a robust touch screen to display content and a physical control based interface for navigation and discovery, with visual feedback.

The assigners, Gemeente Amsterdam see good promise in the solution and are exploring future possibilities for the project.

the time has come to give the #digitalsocietyschool an official presence in the social media world: we are changing our appearance 💇‍♂️! for all updates on our activities you can just stick around, but our handle changes to @DSSAmsterdam #community bit.ly/2sdzXwE

About 5 years ago from MediaLAB Amsterdam's Twitter via Twitter Web Client

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