Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here – A panoramic camera for Chinese tourist bicycle touring in Switzerland.
Projekttyp: Masterarbeit 2013
Student: Hongjie Li
Field of Excellence: Produkt

How to create a more memorable bicycle touring experience for Chinese tourists in Switzerland?

Wie kann ein besser einprägsames Fahrradtourerlebnis für chinesische Touristen in der Schweiz gestaltet werden?

The Chinese are the fastest growing tourist group in Switzerland and bicycle touring is becoming a common activity during their stay. The Chinese tourist exhibits many interesting and unique culture behaviours within his approach to holiday photography and these idiosyncrasies are the focal point of this design project.

When it comes to holiday snaps, Chinese tourists are primarily concerned with preserving and sharing the experiences with the camera that is seemingly always ready in their hands. They enjoy in particular recording their experience for memory and to present it as a souvenir. This project introduces a panoramic camera for the tourist bicycle in Switzerland. The design is based on ethnographic research, which suggests that the Chinese tourist cycling experience can be greatly improved if they can capture memories automatically and have a nice surprise souvenir to share with friends when they go back home.

Mentoren: Sebastian Stroschein, Herbert Pauser, Prof. Michael Krohn, Thomas Walde.

Aktualisiert am: 25. Juni 2013