The icon that we have all come to know and love which graces our Google maps to let us know where we are, or where we need to go, has become ubiquitous. Designer Shuchun Hsiao realized this and created the Google Bird House Project, an ongoing project to give birds desinations of their own, just like Google maps does for humans.
“The project tries to view the world from different perspectives and scales. We shall change our characters to be surprised by the macro and micron landscapes.
Google Map had created a remarkable landmark icon, showing the sites on its street views. To search for a landmark with online google map, we can scroll to zoom from the satellite, soon we’ll be able to wander on streets, virtually.
Birds, have the most real experience of google map. Birds can fly through the city, through streets. A birdhouse becomes their destination as google map does.
The project is aiming to put numbers of birdhouses all over the city for bird to accommodate. The iconic symbol will become a navigating landmark for the flying birds.”