woensdag 9 december 2009
Final Concept: Landmarking
Our concept can be best described according to four different phases; the first and second phases initiate the project, and the third and fourth keep the project running.
Phase 1: Creating curiosity
In the first weeks of the project a large balloon with a question mark will be placed on the construction site, to cause some curiosity. The ‘mysterious’ balloon will be discussed in the local newspaper and on panels on the fences around the construction site, referring to a website where people can discuss the balloon. After a few weeks the mystery will be revealed, and the concept will be presented to the people using the same media.
o LEB’s (Light Emitting Balloons)
o Local newspaper
o Guerilla marketing (e.g. stickers)
Phase 2: Signing up
To find ‘reporters’ that are enthusiastic about our concept, elderly can sign up to be a reporter by filling in a small survey and motivation to be a reporter. From these applications a few best reporters will be chosen to place landmarks on the construction site. Ideally we would have 5 to 10 reporters, keeping it quite exclusive to be a reporter.
o Written survey
o Local newspaper
Phase 3: Be the reporter
When a reporter has spotted something extraordinary on the construction site that he/she wishes to share with the rest of the world, he/she goes to the specially designed information pole. In this ‘pole’ they can indicate the location of their finding, the reason why they believe it to be special and receive their marker. The balloon pops out of the machine, fully blown and attached to a rope. Then the reporter can place the mark on the construction site. All the information from the pole will be directly sent to large screens around the construction site, and it will also be uploaded to the website of our project.
o Information pole (pc-like object)
o Screens at the fences
Phase 4: Feedback
The placed landmark can be seen from a far distance and will hopefully attract al lot of people to the construction site. On the internet site, people can react on the placed marks. These comments will also be sent to the screens around the construction site. There is also the possibility to react on the marks directly through the information pole. The reporter can view the reactions on his landmark on the information pole as well as on the website (if they know how to deal with the internet).
o Information pole
Since our primary target group is elderly people, our choice of media should at least be suitable and accessible for them. Therefore, the information pole needs a clear and simple interface. All media used will be provided by us, so the elderly do not need to have fancy cellular phones or internet at home to be a part of the project.
The project will make the most use of website, when the project is up and running, but the first weeks, which are crucial for the development of the project, we will use less electronic media, and more written media.
The storyboard is a visualization of phase 3 of our concept, this is how we think this part of the project should work.