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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2009 ➔ Watch Dog

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Misato Yamada (designer)
Anezka Sebek (thesis advisor)
Barbara Morris (thesis advisor)
Chris Romero (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)

Date

2009

Description

Watch Dog is a mobile application that distributes the information about the user's present position and the surrounding area making them feel safe in that environment. Information concerning well-lit streets, busy streets, stores or restaurants open 24 hours, and locations of surveillance cameras will be included. My goal, in this project, is that the user reaches a destination with a safe frame of mind by selecting well-lit and busy streets.

Safety in an environment is defined by people's perception, which is influenced by their experience, physical appearance, and cultural background. Some people feel safe in New York City while others do not. Once people become frightened from a dangerous situation, they might be traumatized. It is difficult to break the fear from trauma, but people may feel safer by becoming familiar with their environment.

Identifier

PC020402_2009_myamada

Citation

Misato Yamada. Watch Dog. 2009. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2009. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 17 Sep 2019.

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