I am working with master students in the Interaction design program at Malmo University. Here we in a project called the city as playground used Jesper Hoffmeier’s book Livstecken, to explore city spaces through the different perspectives of the chapters in that book. In short, the chapters are based on how living organisms are organized and how they interact with their surroundings – the term he uses here is “Umwelt”, and the idea that one’s entire way of thinking is dependent on our surroundings. In relation to the chapter about habits, we are working with ideas of supporting and breaking habits.

Here we designed a simple paper-based device for walking in new directions in a familiar setting, exploring a city space through re-discovery, and a process to capture reflections of their voyage.