Routine Routes are experiments for discovering your surroundings during your usual commute / by a normal walk. It aims to tweak familiar services to nudge the change of one's habits.
ContextWhile strolling through the city, I wondered about the implications that arise from routing services mainly suggesting the fastest routes from A to B. Does this lead us to planning our trip around the algorithm's estimated time of arrival? Do we leave rarely earlier because of it? And what do we do with the gained time – more social media perhaps?
ApproachThe challenge is to design a product that deliberately distracts. No fastest or most scenic route: No filters in order to lead to places that one would otherwise not visit.
Concept Routine Routes takes the familiar – getting from A to B with a routing application – but twists it to serve a second purpose. The user's needs of getting to a place remains unchanged, but with a little extra time you discover your city, trip by trip. It wants to highlight that there is often no lack of time, but rather a lack of conscious distraction.