The bachelor thesis »Stadtplanung« is a conceptual tangible tabletop interface to be applied in urban planning discussion rounds, created by Jürgen Graef and Fabian Gronbach.
Planning a city requires an intense exchange of views and opinions as well as coordinating many departments on the level of local affairs. Therefor the different departments and their planners need to be »gathered around one table«. Usually these discussion rounds take place using large-sized print-outs. Compared to static maps, interactive extensions of digital maps offer lots of advantages. Panning and zooming allow selecting a specific detail.
The thesis particularly focuses on supporting collaboration. Therefore functions are linked to tangible artifacts, thus free to move and allow simultaneous input. Due to their format such interfaces are suited for collaboration in particular. The interactive prototype showcases the interaction using the example of a zoning-plan.
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
Interaktionsgestaltung Wintersemester 2010/11