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  2. 2. 1. Interview Interview 2: Jessica Interview: Sophia In order to get a better understanding of the issue of being It was during our second interview that I discovered that lost, I decided to interview someone that I know who has a good sense of direction. Sophia felt that she had a problem with getting lost. Similar to Sophia, Jessica is a visual person who admits that Sophia told me that she can get lost in a place as small as a her attention is drawn to attractive and interesting things in “It’s all about Wholefoods Supermarket or as large as a city. She also said her environment, especially animals. She said that because she has a soft spot for animals she is always looking out for knowing that she becomes disoriented when she exits a store. Similarly, when she comes out of the subway, she doesn’t “I can get lost them. I wonder if the fact that she is looking for animals makes her aware of landmarks in the environment that they where you are know which exit to choose, which then affects the amount in a place as would normally use as habitats, like bodies of water. in relation to of time necessary get where she has to go. large as a city Jessica attributes her good sense of direction to spatial awareness. She prepares for trips by planning her route with everything else.” She said that going somewhere repeatedly helps but it takes time. She recounted that it took a year before she stopped or a small as a a map. She prefers maps to gps because, aside from the fact that she expects gps to fail at some time during the trip, she getting lost on her daily travels in Virginia. supermarket.” likes to know what is in the area surrounding the route that she is taking, so that she knows how to get back on track if she takes a wrong turn. Sophia admits that, although she looks around, she doesn’t pay attention to the names of stores. She finds her attention “It’s all about knowing where you are in relation to drawn to visually appealing things. So, for instance, if she sees something interesting to look at in a store window, she goes in to check it out. When she comes out, she feels a little disoriented. Robert Gonzalez Transformation Desgin Fall 2012Robert GonzalezTransformation DesginFall 2012Project 1Direction
  3. 3. Plan Orient Bring Landmarks Along the Path • Plan your trip using a map or mapping website Look for... • Note the transition points on your path • Interesting or Memorable Shops (where you turn) • Transit Stations • Note the neighborhood around your path • Food you like • Famous or Historical Buildings • Pubs • Churches Bring Large Stationary Landmarks in the Area • GPS What direction is... • Map • A body of water, e.g. the Hudson River • Compass • A large landmass like the Empire State • Directions building or a mountain • Which direction are the clouds moving in (Unless a storm is coming, this will remain constant for most of the day. Check the clouds before you go into a store or a subway.) When orienting yourself, think in terms of North, South, East and West. For example, the river is on my right. Project 1 Direction 2. Prototype
  4. 4. Pre-trip Exercises 2 of Each Songline Without looking at the Make a song of your map, recall 2 streest to planned trip. Use the parts the noirth, south, east of your journey in your and west of your planned song, like the trains you route. Also name the need to take, or the street districts (e.g. theater junctions upon which you district) to the north, turn. south east and west of your route. Virtual Walk Draw Your Way Using Google map’s After you have planned ground view, virtually your trip, try tp draw the “walk” along the path path that you are going of to your destination. to take without looking Familiarize yourself with at the map. Include both the way your path looks. landmarks that are along Determine possible your path and in your area. landmarks. Above, draw a map of your trip from memory. Include any large landmarks in the area, and smaller landmarks along your path. Project 1 Direction 2. Prototype
  5. 5. Trip Exercises Practice 5 Senses Find and Photograph: Pause when you come to the landmarks and transition 1 Union Square South (It is on E14th St) points along your path (points where you change direction, go inside or emerge from a building etc). At those points, take a moment to completely experience the area. Is there a distinctive or beautiful thing in the area? What are the smells in the area? Does there seem to be good places to eat? Try to engage all 5 of your senses to experience the area. Photos As you walk along your path, photograph your landmarks, and anything else that interests you. Notice: • Distinctive/Historic buildings • Churches Public Art Facade: “Metronome” • Gas Stations • Subway Stops • Good places to eat or shop Project 1 Direction 2. Prototype
  6. 6. Remember If you lose your way... 1. Stop Don’t panic. Get out of the flow of the crowd. Locate your landmarks. 2. Look at your map 3. Ask for Directions Find a cop or a store owner and ask for help. Project 1 Direction 2. Prototype
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  9. 9. 3. Moving Forward• Build from what she knows• Create the next guide using a pdf for her smartphone• Emphasize starting and exiting pointsProject 1Direction