Published on November 19, 2013 | by Beau Bass0
LCC gets map appLCC student Hiroyuki Suzuki has designed a new app that allows users to navigate their way around LCC.
The design comes available as an iPad application that helps visitors and new students to find their way around LCC due to them often having trouble finding their destination.
Suzuki, who is studying for a postgraduate diploma in design for visual communications, said: “Learning to create the app wasn’t that much of a challenge. On the other hand finding the right programme to tackle the project was the main challenge.”
The app gives the user 3D images linked to flat plans and 360-degree photographs of the college. This way the user can hold an iPad in front of them in order to navigate their way through the building.
The inspiration behind this project was because Suzuki believes that there is no way for visitors and new students to find their way around LCC apart from asking at the reception.
“The trouble students came across commonly was, becoming lost half way through the journey towards the destination. So what the app does, is it navigates you from the entrance to your destination, solving the problem of becoming lost half way through your journey,” he said.
Suzuki has impressed his tutors with this design, he said: “I believe my tutors were very surprised at first with the 3D architectural elevation of LCC. The creation of an app on top I hope has surprised them even more.”
This app, which will eventually be available to download, will be showcased at the LCC postgraduate degree show on November 28, 2013.
The first attempt to create an app for LCC was made in 2011, where students and staff were also provided with 360-degree panoramic imagery, the function to bookmark courses, course prospectus and picture galleries.
You can see more of Suzuki’s work and designs here.