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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.

Commissioner: Gemeente Amsterdam

With the support of: Stichting Innovatie Alliantie


Project Manager: Gijs Gootjes
Student: Ankit Daftery
Student: Annika Kuyper
Student: Stefano Danna
Student: Takuma Oami

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