diQua MA Thesis | Map

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Interaction Design Thesis Group, Iuav University of Venice

| Raimonda Riccini, Davide Rocchesso, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor |


The brief: In 2014-2015 starts the celebration for the Centenary of the First World War. There are a lot of events and project not only in Italy, but in the whole world for increasing the tourism in the places and teach the history to the people.

In Italy one of the most important places for this events are located in the North-East. I choose for this project the Monte Grappa where it is possible to find path, trance, galleries and material related to the war. 

The most of people in Italy doesn’t know these places and their importance. I want to realize and engaging project for helping people exploring the place and learning the history. In this area there is a big will to increase the tourism and make this places important Open Air Museum that attract people.

diQua is a mobile application that interacts directly with the place. I decided to support the digital app with a paper map that helps the user to orientate, minimalizing the use of the telephone, it could be disturbing during a mountain excursion. The maps offer on one side the complete path of the Monte Grappa through the war lines and on the other side a specific map for each site; the user has a global view of all the place, but also a specific one for each site for a best visit and orientation.

The colors of the map, as the app, are taken from the place. I used natural colors to increase the integration between the user and the place.
On the front cover there are some information about how to use the map and the app. On the back there are some information about how to reach the place from the main cities in the North of Italy.