SXSW App Points The Way To Austin’s Least Crowded Locales
Avoid Humans shows what anti-social media can look like in the real world.
It’s bad enough that we can’t escape the presence of social media, but when we just want some personal space and not be bothered by anyone, it can be rather suffocating to be unable to find a quiet cafe or restaurant.
To offer people a temporary respite, Avoid Humans analyses data from Foursquare and makes recommendations on the least crowded places in the city.
Avoid Humans was created by GSD+M, who wanted to give people an “eject button” during SXSW. Prime locations are color coded – green, yellow, and red – to indicate the current level of human presence. Because the app divides hot-spots into four different categories, people can more easily find the ideal corner to better suit their mood, which can fall in line with nightlife, food, coffee or refuge.