JONATHAN BALDWIN | TAMI EVNIN | ALEX GEKKER | HIRUMI NANAYAKKARA
CONCEPTWeave PICNIC’s theme of Urban Futuresand pop-up / ad-hoc city microcosms intoa physical social networking application via7scenes & Twitter.
PRECEDENTSInvisible CitiesSettlers of CatanSimsAd Hoc networks / ﬂash mobsRalph Koster’s Social Mechanics
Architects log back 7 scenes Architects useinto 7scenes to ﬁnd 7scenes to ﬁndthe next series of building blockevents hotspots Watch invisible Attend PICNIC AD HOC city materialize events CIRCLE OF TRUST Tweet winning Collect resource combinations Architects create playing cards desired combinations with other teams Trading Posts
GOALSFully integrate theme of PICNIC into conceptStimulate ad hoc interaction (ad hoc picnics) between conferenceattendeesInteractions will utilize social media to not only perpetuate gameplay,but also leave behind connections between players for possible futurecollaborations.
USER SCENARIO Lorenz is a blogger. He’s at PICNIC to keep up on the latest and greatest in new media & technology, and network with others in the industry. He has some extra time in between events and wants to test out the BestSceneInTown.
USER SCENARIOHe logs into 7scenes and seesa map of the PICNIC groundsshowing all of the events for theafternoon.
USER SCENARIOHe attends the events that interest him, and picks up the physicalplaying cards that are located at each event.
USER SCENARIOHe views the external site that contains the desired card combinationsto retrieve city structures.Green space – 2 Infrastructure, 2 Sustainability, 1 SocietyMunicipality – 1 of each (Infrastructure, Sustainability, Society, De-sign, Media)Transit net – 1 Infrastructure, 2 Design, 1 Society, 1 SustainabilityArtisans Quarter – 2 Media, 2 Design, 1 SocietyLocal news – 3 media, 1 society, 1 SustainabilityMarket – 2 Sustainability, 1 Media, 1 Design, Infrastructure
USER SCENARIOHe ventures to the PICNIC Trading Post to discuss strategy and trade/collect resources with other architects.
Lorenz ﬁnds a teammate, andthey strategize trading methodswith other teammates tocomplete the card combinations.They tweet their combinations toconstruct the city structure.
USER SCENARIOLorenz and his teammates seewhat is lacking and continuetrading and attending events tounlock their needed structures. image by 123RF.com
USER SCENARIOAt the end of the conference, Lorenz & his team have created an idealurban city. He has also formed connections with many other PICNICattendees.