Deja Route aims to bring users a brand new running experience. Instead of using maps to display a route from A to B, Deja Route uses Augmented Reality and markers. These markers are positioned around the environment that - once a user is close enough (20 meters) - will play a short bit of footage showing the route to the next marker from a first persons perspective. The footage acts like an artificial recollection of the route so that when the user actually runs along the route they have already seen, it will create a sense of deja vu in the users subconscious.
The application itself runs on Layar but I also used a 3rd party tool Hoopala to create markers etc along side the standard Layar interface. I created 3 running routes to cater for different running abilities and terrain.
Plymouth Route 1 (18 Marker points) 6.53km Difficulty - Medium
Surface - (City Environment) Tarmac, Road, Brick.
Plymouth Route 2 (9 Marker points) 2.02km Difficulty - Easy
Surface - (City Environment)Tarmac, Road, Brick.
Bovisand Route 1 (18 Marker points) 6.57km Difficulty - Hard
Surface - (Coastal Trail) Rock, Dirt.
Impulse Route was always going to be the working title until I had come up with the right name for the project. After introducing the deja vu concept, its only right to have the name to incorporate something from that. Deja/Route is what we get! I am very happy with the look and feel of it now. A nice modern type with a slight futuristic feel to go with the notion of AR. I have even utilised a mildly tongue in cheek feature of the 'Deja/Route' text at 10% opacity to toy with the deja vu phenomena.