Re-Designing the geo-crowdsourcing experience
21.05.2020 / 6pm
Our guest for this Thursday VALS is Marie Doucet, a French designer based in Prague currently undertaking her PhD. Marie works across many mediums including installations, sculpture, research, graphics and digital design.
For our VALs lecture she will present findings from her on-going research on service design and co-creation. As part of this research, she will discuss “CityPlan”, an app project that she has collaborated on with FEL ČVUT. She will discuss user research, inclusive design, smart city and new roles for designers.
The CityPlan app aims to empower all citizens to survey the pedestrian network and report in on hazards and street changes (geo-crowdsourcing). As a result, this makes their city more accessible for the vulnerable public.
Marie will also talk on issues that arise when co-designing, the complex hierarchy between the project owner, designer, other collaborators and users and how these power dynamics can shift the designer role. She will also discuss the motivation behind the users who agree to participate in the project.