A new wayfinding application takes users away from restrictive conventional GPS navigators.

Simon Robinson and his colleagues from Swansea University, UK have developed a new way to encourage people to discover unexplored places. They have created a navigation app that only gives a general direction to reach the geographical destination, unlike turn-by-turn navigators that provide the precise route. The app attempts to encourage users to explore by analyzing all available routes and simply giving vibrational feedback when the phone is pointing towards the target. Robinson sums up his motive behind the app nicely by saying, “sometimes it’s nice not to know exactly where you are.”

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