Project

SuperShoes

Our smartphones take active attention while we use them to navigate streets, find restaurants, meet friends, and remind us of tasks. SuperShoes allows us to access this information in a physical, ambient form through a foot interface. SuperShoes takes us to our destination; senses interesting people, places, and events in our proximity; and notifies us about tasks, all while we immerse ourselves in the environment. We explore a physical language of interaction afforded by the foot through various tactile senses. By weaving digital bits into the shoes, SuperShoes liberates information from the confines of screens and onto the body.

Our smartphones take active attention while we use them to navigate streets, find restaurants, meet friends, and remind us of tasks. SuperShoes allows us to access this information in a physical, ambient form through a foot interface. SuperShoes takes us to our destination; senses interesting people, places, and events in our proximity; and notifies us about tasks, all while we immerse ourselves in the environment. We explore a physical language of interaction afforded by the foot through various tactile senses. By weaving digital bits into the shoes, SuperShoes liberates information from the confines of screens and onto the body.