City Swipe is a Tinder-like application designed to collect input on what people like and dislike about downtown Santa Monica (California).
It’s really simple to use and therefore good for collecting lots of input. Here are the instructions from the project website: www.dtsmcityswipe.com
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS Each slide will show an image and a question pertaining to a different element of Downtown. There are two different types of questions:
1. Yes or No Questions (Swipe RIGHT for YES or LEFT for NO)
2. Which Do you Prefer? (Swipe LEFT for the PHOTO ON THE LEFT or RIGHT for the PHOTO ON THE RIGHT)
COMMENTS If you have more to say about a certain question, please click the chat button on that question’s slide and leave us your comments. Then swipe to the next slide.
Your feedback will be incorporated into Downtown Santa Monica’s recommendations for the City of Santa Monica’s Downtown Community Plan. This plan will help guide the future of Downtown for the next 15 years. So please take a moment to share your thought with us, and have some fun!
Screenshot Planetizen Best Websites of 2016 – showing Brand New Subway game.
Planetizen is a great source of information about all things urban planning. Their annual best of lists are particularly good. This year’s best websites 2016 were just published and they include several related to crowdsourcing and transport. For example the cover photo is Jason Wright’s Brand New Subway game, which is one of our favourite Transport Games.
CitizenSpring is a great example of how to use sensors and mapping to crowdsource data collection. The Planetizen interview has lots of good information for anyone interested in using sensors to crowdsource.
SeeClickFix a leader in developing applications and software allowing residents to report issues (crowdsourcing) to governments and agencies just celebrated it’s 2,000,000-th reported issue. Ben Berkowitz, the founder of SeeClickFix, just posted (2015) a short history of SeeClickFix and announced a new feature they are developing (expected 2016) that will allow the people reporting issues to communicate directly with each other to solve problems. Right now SeeClickFix describes issues on maps (and to local governments that subscribe to its feed) but does not provide tools for people to interact. Sounds like a great new feature for a fantastic application.