Just a sketch that could change into something useful – Hansel and Gretel is a great old tale, (Grimm brothers Hänsel und Gretel) about a couple of lost kids in the woods, that use breadcrumbs to find their way back to reality. The story is now much used when talking about digital traces, getting lost online, tracking and marks, trails and tracing your own footsteps online – but also how companies and others are using the “breadcrumbs” to trace behavior online. And also how we use Twitter, Facebook, blogging etc. to “breadcrumb” us through life.
The old fairy tale is very interesting in the new online context, when we monitor each other while we all leave digital breadcrumbs online – twittering, talking, chatting and posting… I am still trying to figure out who the breadcrumb birds might be.
If the birds could be software erasing the digital traces or maybe someone living of them?
So for now I just call it a note.
illustration Keywords: trace, path, trail, orientation, user experience, digital footmarks, birds, metaphor