Urban Prototyping for the city. “What is this?”, you ask. It’s a design contest to make SF more awesome, and we’re all about it. The idea is to create a project that:
- uses technology and a public space,
- is open source and scalable, and
- affordable (materials budgets are not to exceed $1000).
We asked you and our design community to help define our project parameters with a quick survey.
Here’s what folks had to say:
1. Should our project be an active or passive part of its environment?
44.4% COMBO: You are drawn to it by something else. Ex. Ice Cream truck and music
33.3% ACTIVE: You can see it from far away. It helps define the environment. Ex. Parklet
22.2% PASSIVE: You might not see it at first. It fits within the existing environment. Ex. Sidewalk stencil
2. What level of tech should be required of participants?
0.0% HIGH: Participants must engage through their mobile device. Ex. podcasts
22.2% MEDIUM: Participants must actively engage through provided technology. Ex. stationary bikes
77.8% LOW: Participants can passively engage through provided technology. Ex. digital projection
3. Which senses should be activated?
|Don’t do it.||Maybe…?||Must have!|
|SIGHT: Ex. Participants see a display or a plaque.||0.0%||22.2%||22.2%||0.0%||55.6%|
|SMELL: Ex. Participants get a scratch ‘n sniff card.||22.2%||22.2%||11.1%||44.4%||0.0%|
|SOUND: Ex. Participants play an instrument or hear a podcast.||0.0%||0.0%||22.2%||33.3%||44.4%|
|TASTE: Ex. Participants are fed!||11.1%||22.2%||33.3%||11.1%||22.2%|
|TOUCH: Ex. Participants move or operate something.||0.0%||0.0%||22.2%||33.3%||44.4%|
We’re excited to share these results with you and will be bragging about our awesome project proposal as soon as we’ve submitted it!
If you’re interested in getting involved contact us! If you’d like to submit a proposal of your own, check out http://sf.urbanprototyping.org/ where it’s all happening.