3.4
40 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Dérive app is created as a simple but engaging platform that allows users to explore their urban spaces in a care-free and casual way. It takes the ideals of the Situationists and merges it with digital means in order to create a tool for exploration of urban space in a random unplanned way, as a game. Too often in urban centers we are controlled by our day to day activities thus closing off urban experiences that exist around us. Dérive app was created to try to nudge those people who are in this repetitive cycle to allow the suggestions and subjectivities of others to enter into their urban existences.

The active engagement of communities in their urban spaces unleashes in them new understanding of their urban surroundings, to open up channels of dialogue between individuals and groups through a device that makes the unpacking of urban space part of a game. The task cards that are dealt are created with the intention of heightening the experience of the city for the user, by calling them out to search for specific architectural, urban or social points of interest, thus allowing users of the application to see their urban spaces in a different light.
Updated on
Nov 26, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.4
38 reviews
Pen Lister
June 16, 2023
Update: tx for very quick response Baback. I sent u email from acct email address. I just really missed a user guide for creating cards and how to use the app. May still use in my teaching/research projects tho. --- Bit disappointed tbh. Tried creating a card, a bit unintuitive. Needed to delete my account, so thanks for helping with that. I really like the idea of this app and still might use in the future .
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Babak Fakhamzadeh
June 16, 2023
Sorry to hear the app didn't live up to your expectations. If you have particular suggestions, we're very much advised. Accounts can be deleted by dropping us a line. There's a FAQ over on our website, which addresses the app's features. Perhaps, one day, say if a grant comes our way, we can spend time on all aspects that can be improved.
A Google user
July 14, 2019
I was unsure of when I'd use this initially but on reflection and creation of my own decks it's a really interesting deck based system of offering invitations to notice. As Ken Knabb says "In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there..."
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Sam Jones