Jimoto: Helping You See Your City

  • Even with modern GPS systems, the streets of Tokyo, Japan can lead in unpredictable directions. With few street signs and winding streets, landmarks and signage are really the answer.  They can help you to look up and around you instead of into your phone, and can help you remember where you've been and where you're going.

    ** Won 2015 CORE77 DESIGN AWARDS: Service Design Student Notable **
  • Ideation Sketches
  • Ideation Sketches
  • Hand-drawn 3D/birds-eye view prototype of map re-design for navigation system.  
  • Field work and testing for hand drawn map.
  • Customization option - bare minimum information.  Structures shown at turning points, relevant streets shown. 
  • Customization option - logos of major local business. Structures shown at turning points, relevant streets shown, logos shown. 
  • Customization option - colors of structures shown. Structures shown at turning points, relevant streets shown, logos shown, colors of building shown. 
  • Customization option - all. Structures shown at turning points, relevant streets shown, logos shown, colors of building shown, and all surrounding building shown. 
  • Convenience store application.  
    Shows possible customization options of 2D/birds-eye-view map, created by designers and locals.  
  • iPhone Application.
    Shows customization options of 2D/birds-eye-view map, created by designers and locals.