The aim of the Urban Spaces Hackathon is to foster innovative, digital solutions that can enhance the engagement and experience of event goers, minimising the negative effects of crowds gathering and maximising the joys of nightlife.
The challenge is to build an application, utility or service, starting from the data provided by the MONICA open data platform.
The solution should be able to offer to the Movida goers a 360° experience of the nightlife of the district as if they entered into a theme park: presentation and reviews of local businesses, cultural programmes, special offers, interaction with IoT and wearables, rewarding or loyalty programmes, payments and access to information provided by the city administration.
It should also consider engagement of the user in a way that changes his or her behaviour. Thus, solutions could include:
– Information about noise level, motivating the individual to lower the volume of conversation
– Notifications to move to less crowded locations due to security reasons
– Reward system for behavioural change e.g. discounts and special offers
– Nudging and behavioural design
The specific objective of the hackathon is to conceive an innovative, participatory and locally based answer to the Movida management in San Salvario with solutions focused on user involvement and enhancing user experience in urban spaces. The city will also use the results to develop a local business model for the overall management of a city’s open space affected by the phenomena known as Movida or other “spontaneous” crowd gathering for leisure purposes.
The winning idea should be easily transferable to other areas of the city and to other EU cities with similar challenges.