Prototypes

New User Experiences for cyclists is the first in a series of speculative design films from the Future Cities Catapult. The film contains five sketch prototypes of potential new cycling experiences based on existing or near-future technologies. These were conceived in response to challenges such as wayfinding, safety or air quality. We describe the individual ideas in more detail here. Read about the thinking behind each prototype and about our research process. We posed the question, what could a cycle path be? Could we create or augment a cycle path with connected technologies? The film explores these questions in relation…

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…