Aiport Compass Helps Reducing The Stress Of Finding Departure or Arrival Gate

To some people, traveling by plane can be stressful, especially for the first timer. They find it’s really difficult to find the right gate, even when there are a lot of information boards around. Airport Compass is an airline boarding pass that incorporates a compass to help these passengers find the right gate without any stress. It’s been designed specifically for the elderly people, children, and those who unfamiliar with traveling by plane. Airport can seem to be a complicated place, especially when you are in foreign country, language can be a problem. Airport Compass provide the navigation to find passenger’s way to their departure/arrival gate.

The compass is powered by a solid-state thin film battery, which needs very little energy and is flexible. The arrow is illustrated on e-paper. RFID (radio frequency identification) technology guides the passenger to their gate, having recognized the passenger’s travel route. All the passenger needs to do is follow the arrow. Furthermore, the ticket connects to kiosks within the airport for easy information access about arrival city, such as the weather, transportation, food, etc. Airport Compass is one of great submissions at Red Dot Design Award.

Designer : Kang Eun-Kyung and Park Ji-Eun

Airport Compass

Airport Compass

Airport Compass

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stephen russell says: December 2, 2010

Must for Transglobal airlines & domestics alone.
Map for airport terminal & to all IE dining, restrooms, Customs, shops & renta cars alone.
ALL US airports in said System. Must for worldwide use.

ADD says: December 3, 2010

good concept

Matt says: December 15, 2010

In an age of cost cutting, this is *exactly* what airlines need to add.


Yviemarie says: March 1, 2012

The trouble with compasses is that they don't take into account a walking route. You could potentially be lead in to a brick wall (literally) and still need to figure out which direction you need walk before you can use the compass again. Love the idea though!

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