Ash at CIID

Ashwin Rajan's blog while at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

Designing from the frontlines

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We are currently exploring wearable computing solutions for firefighters in the line of duty. Navigation and orientation in extremely difficult environments (often on fire) with very low visibility is a huge challenge faced by firefighters everyday, and a key design challenge. Lots of interesting work happening in this area.
Still at the desktop and field research stage, here’s a great story I found today while browsing the net – the story of a firefighter who turned designer after being trapped himself in what turned out to be the perfect research situation. The page also has a good example of a very simple but effective video prototype (they could have shown more of the details of the actual device to make it even better IMO).

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Written by Ashwin Rajan

January 14, 2009 at 9:48 pm

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