WXY has created a new paradigm that eliminates the need for dated print brochures. Alternatively, users can now place digitalized “pucks” on the ‘Interactive Map Tables’, which trigger the mapping software and allows them to create custom guidebooks and itineraries of New York City.
The i-shaped glowing “digital mirrors” that hover above the Smart Tables are guided by the universal symbol for information – a single i – and function to draw visitors through the space on an oblique pathway.
The mirrors throw a color-based projection on to a fabric screen made of Barrisol which responds the user’s choices based on the category of activity selected such as dining entertainment, lodging, etc.
Once an itinerary is developed, the visitor can then choose to view heir travel plans in three formats.
The large video wall, located on the rear wall of the information center, is comprised of 16 high
definition flat screen monitors that allow visitors to view a dynamic three-dimensional map of their urban itinerary. By placing the digitized puck on the screen’s designated pylon, a visitor’s saved search cartographic display of the city from above travel route mapped out within it.