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Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Venture |

Map ², the physical alternative to Google Maps you will not see the light

Map ², the physical alternative to Google Maps you will not see the light

Over the years we have become dependent to view the on our smartphone or browser, leaving aside the traditional paper map. While are very useful for when we travel, most of the times we do not allow zooming in detail, as does .

At least they did not until Anne Stauche managed to mix the best of the two worlds in a folding map called Map ² which sought support for its realization. The grace of the Map ² is in the way that doubles as not only to have an overview of the place but also the map of public transport, and a more detailed which is divided into four quadrants, each with its own approach.

In an interview with the site Co.Design , Anne Stauche said that has always fascinated how interaction can be translated into physical objects. In fact, his experience with the design of interactive maps began long before Google Maps there.

According to Anne, designing maps for each city is a time consuming experience as each one is different in size, shape and density. The trick is to make the content work with each fold and not overwhelm the user with too much information.

A date has versions in London and Berlin while New York and others remained in limbo for a few hours by not having enough support in Kickstarter .

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Link: map ² – The Zoomable Map on Paper (via Codesign )

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