The architecture of information:
RideMax is an application designed with a very particular purpose: it allows you to make more efficient use of the stateside Disney theme parks. Specifically, it provides statistical information on then length of lines for individual attractions in Disneyland and Walt Disney World at any given moment in time. This allows you to plan your visit to the parks so that you spend the least amount of time possible in line.
Our species evolved to move around in the world using our senses and our memories. Information environments such as RideMax — and GIS apps like Google Maps and Wayze — change our relationship to the physical environment. They help us make smarter decisions by providing us information that would be impossible for us to gather by ourselves; a sort of global prosthetic nervous system that gives us superpowers.
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