CO-DESIGN PROJECT

IN SØNDERMARKEN

Designing together with the users to create more social sustainability in Søndermarkskvarteret

Co-design / User involvement / Workshop

OUR CONCEPT


Who’s there? is designed to foster and encourage interaction between strangers. Søndermarkskvarteret is divided into two areas (Domus Vista and Punkthusene) split by the railroad tracks, which create a division between the residents and make the possibility for random interaction less likely. 


In Søndermarkskvarteret, there are many playgrounds scattered around both areas and throughout our co-design process, we learned that the residents prefer being on playgrounds with other people - mostly for the children to have other children to play with. 


Our concept is a context aware system, which indicates if there is an activity on any of the other playgrounds, and with the help of a map and a color-code system, we made it easy to locate on which playground the activity is occurring.


Who’s there? is an interactive installation that looks like a flower to create curiosity and playfulness. Our final outcome was a exhibition including a prototype (made with MakeyMakey - an innovation kit) of the final concept and a presentation of the process the residents have been through.  

DESIGNING WITH THE RECIDENTS


Throughout the process, we had 3 co-design workshops with residents living in Søndermarkskvarteret. We had planned exercises that included brainstorms, idea generation, creating sketches and building small prototypes.



// IT University 2014



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