CIRCULAR BIKE ECONOMY. EXPLORING URBAN MOBILITY IN CO-CREATIVE PRACTISES.
This project was done in cooperation with the municipality of Umeå. We were given the task to design an exhibition for co-creation and apply critical design-thinking. Throughout the whole design process we iterated and staged a service for the public with different probes and provo-types.
While exploring urban mobility in the city of Umeå, which tensions could be found in the society? How could these tensions be addressed to bring awareness to better mobility?
Our team chose the notion of second hand market of biking. We staged a service around the city, and used the snowball technique of interviews and field studies to gain insights of the needs. The results suggests a circular design economy as the solution to a wasteful and inefficient system.
The final outcome is a interactive exhibition, which was displayed for the public and our stakeholders through the use of interactive prototypes.
Nicole Nicole Waniowska, Borut Kerzic (Interaction Design)
SKILLS / TOOLS
Co-creation, Circular design method, Service interventions, Arduino, Sound Design, Graphical elements, Exhibition
5 weeks, with aim of staging an interactive exhibition
" TRY TO GET RID OF A BIKE"
In the first experience, participants were given a bike and a persona, based on real life people and events we encountered in our user research around Umeå city.
WATCH OUR SUGGESTED SOLUTION
The visitors were then given the chance to watch our circular design service suggestions in short explanatory videos.
At the last station the visitors could review our created services, or create their own.