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Playspace

For this project the neighborhood and communities you focus on are located in the Queen Elizabeth Park in East London and surrounding boroughs - Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest. This vast site was the main location for the London 2012 Olympic Games and is now Managed by the London Legacy Development Corporation which is responsible for the long-term planning, development, management and maintenance of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its impact on the surrounding area.

Playspace

Engaging the local community through playing

BACKGROUND

Year: 2015
Time: 2 weeks

Collaboration: Intel ICRI Sustainable Connected Cities, The London Legacy Development Corporation’s Board
Project type: Service Design, UI/UX
Main Focus: Promoting local facilities
 

RESEARCH FOCUS

  1. How can the Internet of Things (IoT) contribute towards building a sustainable neighborhood in a city?

  2. How can IoT technology create a sustainable neighbourhood?

  3. Identify the value of collected date in social, economic or environmental aspects.

  4. How can the neighbourhood benefit from the generated data?

RESEARCH FINDINGS

  1. Local residents find the existing sports facilities in the neighbourhood as a platform for engaging with residents.

  2. The use rate of most local facilities are underused.

  3. Chabham and East village are the most potential area for binding the community through 'Playspace'.
 Pointed out potential area for binding the community.

WHAT IS PLAYSPACE

Playspace is a virtual and physical gaming platform which is specially designed for the London Olympic Park neighbourhood. It highlights the local facilities in an interactive app for the community.

WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

  1. Encourage local residents to utilise the neighbourhood facilities, individually or in groups.

  2. Connect the disparate and physically unconnected member of the community through activities.

  3. Encourage the community to use the facilities in the Olympic Park area.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Download the “Playspace” app.

  2. Search for available facilities or activities. It can be for small or large group, individual or team games.

  3. Receive facilities update notification, access to activities leaderboard and search for players in the park.
 Community engagement 

Community engagement 

  At each site Individual games can be played. They performed as individual system.

At each site Individual games can be played. They performed as individual system.

  Some of the games play with collective participation (team games).

Some of the games play with collective participation (team games).

 Layers of gaming

Layers of gaming

PLAYSPACE APP DEMO