Scenarizing Metropolitan Views: FlanoGraphing the Urban Spaces

  • Bénédicte Jacobs
  • Laure-Anne Jacobs
  • Christian Frisson
  • Willy Yvart
  • Thierry Dutoit
  • Sylvie Leleu-Merviel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8326)


The recent decade has seen a rapid evolution in the field of digital media. Mobile devices are now being integrated into every aspect of urban life. GPS, sensor technologies and augmented reality have transformed the new generation of mobile devices from a communication and information platform into a navigational tool, fostering new ways of perceiving reality and image building. Touch sensor technology has changed the screen into a joint input and display device. In this paper we present the FlanoGraph, an application for smartphones and tablets designed to take benefit of the changes induced by mobile devices. We first briefly outline the conceptual background, evoking the work of some researchers in the fields of ‘Non Representational Theory’, mobile media, and computational data processing. We then present and describe the FlanoGraph through a set of use cases. Finally, we conclude discussing some techniques necessary for the development of the application.


FlanoGraph GPS sensing technologies database management information retrieval abstracting technologies summarizing technologies navigation user interface design gestural interaction data visualization timeline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bénédicte Jacobs
    • 1
  • Laure-Anne Jacobs
    • 2
  • Christian Frisson
    • 3
  • Willy Yvart
    • 4
  • Thierry Dutoit
    • 3
  • Sylvie Leleu-Merviel
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre de Recherche en PhilosophieFree University of Brussels (ULB)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Larbits LabBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Numediart InstituteUniversity of Mons (UMONS)MonsBelgium
  4. 4.University of Valenciennes, DeVisu, UVHCValenciennes Cedex 9France

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