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Explore the Future of Vehicle Interactions [DROP-IN]

  • Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Road North York, ON, M3C 1T3 Canada (map)

Why learn about Future Vehicle Interactions?
Imagine if your car could tell the car in front of you just what you thinks of its driving. Imagine if you could order pizza to be delivered to you while you are stuck in traffic. Imagine if your car’s windshield could act as a tour guide pointing out special places of interest as you ride by. In the future we will use our smart phones, wearables and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to create new interactions while in transit

During the session, you’ll learn the following:

  • Learn more about Daily Goods Design LABS’ human-centred, design-thinking approach and how to apply it to create innovative designs

  • Understand the role you can play during the design process while being encouraged to try multiple approaches to the same problem

  • Define how future vehicles can interact and connect with future devices, wearables and other vehicles, through scenarios you imagine

  • Explore the various uses of devices and wearables in relation to future vehicles, plus when, where and why people use these in the first place

  • How to prototype a design using paper and cardboard templates. Personalize and customize your own designs according to the want-and-need scenarios you’ve imagined. Test and share with others for feedback and (should you decide to continue) develop further in future design sessions

Who is it for?

  • Suitable for young and old - a variety of templates and learning approaches are available

  • People who want to learn more about DGDL’s specialized design process and the designer’s role within it

  • Those wanting to co-create and learn more about interactions with automated vehicles and digital/wearable devices

Note: All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Typical duration of session is: 1 hour

See past DGDL events at the Ontario Science Centre.