Social thing 07 — Technology process, outcomes and further work

  The work demonstrate how the shoes instruct runner by sensor. However, the signal should be given by GPS, each block in the city give different signal by distance. So for furthering the work of this shoes, I need to figure out  how to use GPS module to give signals for the vibration. Also I am thinking about…

Social Thing 06 — Second Prototype

In the studio we did our 2nd prototype. I put a vibrator in a shoe which can give different vibration frequency, to show audience what kind of feeling will have when they experience the object. And I have got lots of useful feedback from them. There are three main questions found by this prototype. Firstly,…

Social thing 04 — First Prototype and Rethink

First Prototype The first idea is to make an app witch can connect a device. The function of the app is to choose the destination where runners want to explore. After starting running, the app only show how many miles close to your destination. And the device will be used to connect the app, by…

Social Thing 03 — Research 02 Join the Tribe

Research 02 Join the Tribe There is a community based in London, the name is City Runner. I have joined this community and joined few activities. I found some features of them. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday they have specific route for running together. This is a good way to contact each runner together. But…

Social thing 02 — Research 01

New Runner Research Manifesto: For city runners, they always running by few planned routes. Instead of see the same view everyday, “New Runner” makes explore the city without losing the way possible for city runners. “New Runner” project not only made for the city runner tribe, but also created a new tribe of running for…

Social Thing 01: Proposal

Social Thing 01: Proposal Wenxin Yi Title How to navigate city runners out of their regular running zone and expore the city without getting lose their way. Field of Study Physical computing, Psychogeography, Mapping, Navigation system Context There are a group of people who running in the city regularly. It is not only for health…