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Designing for the impossible: Creating a mobile application to track time travel

Buzzo, Daniel; Jonas, David

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David Jonas



Abstract

In this paper we discuss the development of TimeTravel, a mobile application for tracking personal time dilation. Time dilation is the relativistic warping effect on time that velocity and gravity produces.
Predicted by Einstein's Special theory of relativity (1905) and verified by practical experiment, (Hafele and Keating 1972) time dilation affects all things in motion, anywhere in the Universe (Reinhardt 2007). Our project was to develop a simple application aimed at smart watches that could communicate the imperceptible effects of time dilation on a user's everyday activities in an easy to understand, meaningful way. We describe the development and consider what happens when we attempt to visualise the imperceptible

Citation

Buzzo, D., & Jonas, D. (2015, July). Designing for the impossible: Creating a mobile application to track time travel. Paper presented at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015), London, England

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)
Conference Location London, England
Start Date Jul 7, 2015
End Date Jul 9, 2015
Publication Date Jul 1, 2015
Deposit Date May 26, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 14, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords time, time dilation, visualisation, wearable computing, interaction design
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/831752
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/eva2015.12
Additional Information Additional Information : Paper originally presented at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) and published online at http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/eva2015.12
Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)

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