I had to first analyze a certain interaction within the city of Rotterdam and then come up with a design that would improve or enhance this interaction. The final design is the City Circle: a message board, that could be found on public spaces anywhere in the city, on which citizens could communicate indirectly with the authorities.

For who?

For the course 'Exploring Interactions' in 2013 I had to design something for the municipality of Rotterdam.

Why this design?

At this moment going to the municipality with a complaint or question has a high threshold. I wanted to make the interaction between municipality and citizens more  dynamic, open and effortless. The City Circle offers a place where citizens could respond to polls and announcements from the municipality and where they could see what is being done with their responses.

©W.J. Hoogeveen - 2015