Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On LinkedinVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our Feed

Posts made in February, 2015

Use Good Sense When Following GPS Commands

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Google Maps, GPS | 0 comments

Use Good Sense When Following GPS Commands

While GPS and map apps are often thought of as life-savers by directionally challenged people, they should not substitute for good directional – or, at least, common – sense. Take a look at this “CBS This Morning” video showing footage of a car whose driver followed her Google Maps directions to the letter, even when signage and other cues strongly indicated otherwise. This true story of an Oregon driver is followed by a similar, fictional, GPS-inspired scene from the TV show, “The...

Read More

What Does a Mental Map Look Like in 3D?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in cognitive maps, maps, wayfinding and the brain | 0 comments

What Does a Mental Map Look Like in 3D?

As we skillfully or fitfully make our way from here to there, most of us develop some sort of mental images of the routes we travel. While we may come to “know” certain routes after repeated use, we can’t always communicate them well. Verbal descriptions may be imprecise and drawings may be, well, sketchy. Enter Claire Sauvaget, a French digital artist, who has devised a new way to depict her pedestrian commute using 3D-printed models. While the aptly titled “Mental Map” is a work of...

Read More