Improve your communities connection! ! ! ! Alessandra Furetta, Sheng-Hui Hsu, Riah Naief, Xiaotian Sun!
WELCOME TO MARCHMONT COMMUNITY
Research and Findings • We organised three workshops with questionnaires, games, travel mapping with groups of 8-10 community members • We performed at least 10 street interviews of residents of the Borough • We went for two walks in the Borough with the Community and Smarter Travel Team contacts • We organised two meetings to share our findings and present our proposal to the community members
Research and Findings: transport • Community members have difficulty crossing certain roads • Traffic lights change too quickly for them • walk in certain road and street where the sidewalk is too narrow (because of the trees or tables out side the restaurant) • walk on sidewalk where the surface is not flat • cross in areas with cycle line because bicycle goes very fast or too fast for them
Research and Findings: communication • The main positive thing for the members of the community centre is that • • •
they enjoy telling stories and would like to share their free time with young people They also indicated that they prefer to communicate face to face compared to letter, email and telephone The majority do not have or do not use internet Most of them have a mobile but find it difficult to use
Research and Findings: kindness â€˘ Street interviews showed that young people would like to help and share with elderly when they have time â€˘ Becoming a volunteer must be their choice
Travel can be a challenge
Community members have difficulty crossing certain roads! !
Traffic lights change too quickly for them
Telling stories and share !
Community members enjoy telling stories about Camden! They would like to spend time with young people
Young people want to have the choice !
Young people would like to spend some time with the elderly! Be a volunteer is a choice
A place ! to store Communication! between
How it works?
Goodwill Journeys: a scenario AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
VOLUNTEER AND ELDERLY CONNECT
Elderly peoplesâ€™ Goodwill kit!
Digital badge senses ! Goodwill traffic lights ! and delays crossing time.!
Bluetooth LE (Low Energy)
Bluetooth transmitter! inside the badge! • range 10m! • button to activate Bluetooth! • vibrate when paired! • timer to stop Bluetooth
The traffic light receive the signal and stays green longer!
Proposal 2: RFID
Passive RFID in badge! • range 20m (UHF)! • button to activate RFID
The traffic light receive the signal and stays green longer! • light to indicate longer time to cross
Volunteersâ€™ Goodwill kit is available once you subscribe!
Maintains and grows the community connection!
A platform to store histories! !
People can listen at local stories! Volunteers can downloaded stories
NFC (Near Field Communication) Elderly’s badge
Passive NFC Chip! inside the badge! • works without power
Active NFC Chip! inside the badge! • reading range about 10cm! • vibrate when connected! • USB connector to connect to computer
NFC Smartphone Elderly’s badge
Passive NFC Chip! no power needed
NFC Smartphone! reading range about 10cm
Goodwill Journeys: users feedback Maggie & community members “Wow, that’s fantastic! It is easy to use. All I need is wearing it. Brilliant.”
Shaun, a volunteer from GoodGym “That is pretty cool. I will send this idea to our members and we can get more feedback to you.”
Safer Travel Team from the Borough of Camden “It is interesting! For the traffic lights system we can discuss with TFL. We think that the badge and the story platform can be a potential opportunity.”
Goodwill Journeys: next steps • Design the Goodwill website in collaboration with the Borough of Camden and test it with potential users within the badge system.
• Develop a prototype for the badge and test it with members of the community and volunteers.
• Recruit volunteers. The Smarter Travel team helping us to do that and we
are in contact with the Volunteer Centre Camden, and a few schools in the Borough.
• Develop the concept and think about other application as for example the traffic lights system.
Goodwill Journeys: extend to other borough Connection
Elderly policy support Promotion
London Borough ! of Camden
London Borough ! of Camden
Thank you ! from Alessandra, Gina, Riah and Hui!