To our clients and friends in Dublin: Have a wonderful Easter weekend! And remember: There is no such thing as TOO MUCH chocolate…
Cáisc Shona Dhuit
On Friday afternoon, the Institute without Boundaries presented its plan for SeeDublin — an open data, online dashboard that would allow citizens to communicate with city officials, and city officials to talk to each other, thus improving transparency and public service delivery.
Full presentation available here.
As the mydublin suite of public service delivery tools continue to be built, this humble observer got a sneak preview of seedublin dashboard — the shared, online resource that will help citizens communicate with the city and city officials to communicate with each other. Here is a quick look at the mapping process currently under way:
seedublin presentation due tomorrow. Good luck, guys!
This presentation is the result of 2 weeks of intense design development as the IwB student team tackled the first of 3 “ateliers” that will see them pursuing design development at the neighbourhood, household & city scales. Download the presentation to see where the students are on designing “My Dublin”!
Each year after completing 4 months of intensive study, skill-building, applied projects and major project research, the IwB students prepare a single document that outlines the results of their investigation, deeper-level objectives and approach to tackling the next half of the project year.
For one week, IwB students explored and proposed new urban communication practices, examining both external communication practices (how does DCC communicate to residents & visitors?) and internal communication practices (how do people within the DCC communicate to each other?). Working in 2 teams, each group selected an area of focus based on this criteria. These concepts take a fresh approach to the challenges of urban communication, moving beyond some of the concepts already proposed during the previous modules, charrette and major project.
Empowering residents to have a voice in the city.
Promoting city initiatives & making it easier to use the city.
The Results are 2 different but complementary concepts: Speak Dublin & On Your Street. Click links below to view these results!
For just 3 weeks the IwB students designed new uses for a 4-storey derelict building at the corner of Aungier Street & Digges Street Upper in Dublin. For most of them this was more than a conceptual design project - in fact it was their first ever architectural design project. The results are impressive! Click on the images below to download either the overall summary presentation or the individual student projects. Please be warned - most of these are quite large files!
IwB students are preparing for a service design charrette in Dublin starting Monday. One of the deliverables is a video demonstrating their proposal. Some examples:
What is Service Design?
How to explain service design at a party
Experience Design Videos – A How To
An article by Frog Design on how to prototype experience design with video, and how to create a video in only 90 minutes
Examples of Service Design Videos
Social Service Design by students at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden
Service Design - Final Scenario from Camila Lima on Vimeo.
Service Design Project from Camila Lima on Vimeo.
Hospital Emergency Rooms
Electric Cars and “Coping with Range Anxiety”
Visions of the future – snapshots of technologies predicted by Phillips in 1996
Institute without Boundaries – Service and Product Proposals
GreenStream – Home appliance energy efficiency
Proximity - Live Work Social Networking App
Green Peas – sustainable living incentive program for kids
Videos don’t have to be complicated to be effective…
Installation of Renovate Your Neighbourhood exhibit, Institute without Boundaries
traffic count Wexford Street Kevin Street
traffic count Charolette Street Camden Street
traffic count Dame Street Georges Street