URBAN BAEDEKER

USA, New York, New York

- 2003

Design Team

Jordan Parnass

An experiential electronic field guide project, using a continuously updated database of personalized location descriptions to lead visitors on "rediscovery" tours through post-9/11 downtown Manhattan.

Users walk through the streets with a wireless Palm handheld computer, and using GPS satellite technology, they are directed towards points of interest in their immediate vicinity. Visitors can add their own comments at any time as they use the system, further enriching and expanding the database of sites.