Jangs Müller

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Chessmap NY
Chessmap NY
Chessmap NY
Chessmap NY
Chessmap NY
Chessmap NY
Chessmap NY
Chessmap NY

Chessmap NY

11.2012


There exist several modern cities which have been built based on a grid system. The streets and avenues in some cities remind me of a chess board. Taking this one step further, I thought that the movement of chess pieces can be a metaphor of peoples’ movements in a city environment (people walk the same route in their daily routines of going to work or going to the store, etc).

some_text Bishop's Movement

some_text Knight's Movement

However, it is important to note that sometimes we develop new patterns of motion due to varying time constraints (late for class and need to find the shortest route) or because we might want to find something special (scavenger hunts). This project was undertaken in order to identify different routes in daily life using chess units’ movements as a framework. Based on the fact that each chess unit has a unique range of movement, I designed a mobile application that works as a map and navigation tool.

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Classification: Web-Based
(iphone application - Navigation)
Advisor: Dan Michaelson