Punkt.Fizen – Android and Arduino powered Bike Navigation

How does one orient oneself while biking, for example as a tourist? You certainly will read traffic signs, ask people for direction or use a tourist-map. But at least the last example will force you to stop the bike. How could we provide a navigation, where the flow remains undisturbed?
The user will need a very unimposing feedback where to go.

Punkt.Fizn is an Android and Arduino powered bike navigation system. Unlike most navigation systems we didn’t focus on a display. Instead directions will be given only through vibrations in the handlebars. Riding a bike with Punkt.Fizn is like knowing your way already.

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Color Browse – iPhone App

Color Browse is an iPhone application that allows you to easily discover the huge archive of the poster collection of the University of the Arts Zürich. As the average user is rarely familiar with the exact artist names or other search criteria, I decided to pursue an approach that let’s the user sample a color to discover posters containing mainly that sampled color. This approach makes it possible to surf endlessly through the posters and discover new posters and artists at the same time. If a user is interested in a poster he then can retrieve more information about it. Using the iPhones touch screen the user can move his finger over the surface of a displayed poster and a display shows the color currently below the finger. When the user removes the finger the color is selected and a new poster is loaded that has an average color value of the selected color.

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