design thinking initiatives for a better urban life
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“Where do I go to talk to my neighbors about the new building policy?”
“How do I find out about lectures and events around my area?”
“Can I borrow a lawnmower from a neighbor?”
“I want to tell people about how much I love this park!”
While the internet excels at facilitating discussions with strangers located halfway across the world, there is a conspicuous absence of online services that cater to answering the above questions. These activities are still largely conducted via analog means, ie. bulletin boards and face-to-face encounters. But one can imagine a whole host of applications which can benefit from location-specificity. These include:
- • Classifieds (buy & sell, activity partners, job postings)
- • Announcements and bulletins
- • Discussion boards
- • Live chat
- • Local events
- • Community building
Can we create an easy-to-use medium for the exchange and dissemination of location-specific information?
The service will be rolled out in a phased manner. Events and announcements will be introduced first in order to generate site traffic. Discussion boards will follow once a larger readership is established.
I am currently mocking up a front-end interface for the service. It will initially focus on location-specific announcements and events.