LangWidgets composes a set of interactive physical widgets and a graphical interface to allow us to wander through semantic fields, as if they were a geographical surface.
The suggested interface examines how acquired conventions of navigation can be implemented as a translation instrument. It enables us to browse through the conceptual relations between words in foreign languages. The goal is to find a visual and technological solution that will allow users to experience and internalize the structure of new vocabulary through their senses rather than memorizing it. The research aims to induce synesthesia between our verbal cognition and our orientation skills; to provide a path for sensory understanding of foreign language and culture.