IoT

Learning by doing, design research methods There is a lot of research out there on cycling and cyclists - academics and pressure groups collect a lot of data to understand the existing situation. Whilst this data is very useful, as designers we wanted to do some design-research of our own - experiencing, observing and talking to people about cycling in the city in a concentrated way. Noticing the surroundings that we move through on a daily basis (usually quite subconsciously), is a really important design-research method for the city. We’ve used film as a tool to observe, research and…

Watch the full film here Cycle helmets provide an opportunity to integrate the idea of Head-Up Displays (HuD) into cycling. There are already a number of ski goggles on the market with integrated HuDs. These are generally for 'push-notifications' which deliver online content, much like Google Glass. However if these displays talked to the city around them—if they knew where the cyclist was and what they were looking at—they could give much more subtle spatial and contextual information that builds on the surroundings of the cyclist. Learning from observation and our own experience, we see that cyclists often…