Brief To devise a service or scheme to reduce the number of cars on the road in Falmouth and Penryn – addressing both transport and parking congestion Stakeholder benefits A prototype project for AIR A showcase project for DOTT A feasibility project for TCS
Plan co- deliver co- develop co- discover co- diagnose desk research user groups making prototypes trials outcome sandpit
People Multidisciplinary Team: Emma Boswell: Business Specialist Richard Baffoe-Djan: Technology Specialist Andrew Millar: Design Specialist Emma Dyer: Project Co-ordinator and Design Specialist Project Manager: John Miller: University College Falmouth Project Adviser: Rory Hamilton, Viable and Live:Work
Where we are Working with the local community, we have designed a new service, “Wego”. It is a car and bike sharing club that builds on successful initiatives elsewhere, and was developed from Cornwall’s ideas and tailored to Cornwall’s needs.
Choice of vehicle – car, van, bike, electric bike
Text-based (with backup)
Turn up and go
University support, but not University branded
How we got there...
Desk Research Aim to uncover, analyse and visualise past and current findings. UCF and TCS travel surveys: Which areas of Falmouth and Penryn are most affected, and the main reasons for driving. Identifying key members of the Community to talk to. Analysing Cornwall Council’s travel surveys to see why and where people drove. drive. Looking into other innovative solutions from around the world. Understanding the current public transport structure.
User Groups 3 groups focussed on: visitors, Students and permanent residents. Discussion of “straw men” Outreach work – interviews throughout the summer at campsites, on the street, bus stops and train stations, Penryn town fair, UCF/UoE staff and students. Community groups/leaders were consulted. Dialogue in local press identified further. Small group of 5 or 6 emerged as a user group who were used throughout as a “sounding board”.
Sandpit 31 August and 1 September 2 day format to visualise emerging ideas from day one Starting point - film of the co-discovery activity and resulting “rough” sketches End point – first prototype of service blueprint Represented- students union, Cornwall Council, tourism business, Cornwall sustainable tourism, Car club MD and acknowledged car share expert.
Residents Workshop Return to residents with blueprint Co-refinement of the idea – cost, style, name, brand, policies etc Identified stakeholders and delivery partners Opportunity to feedback to vocal members of the community
Experience Prototyping Early prototyping - GPS tracking by team and volunteers Development prototype - to test and develop the turn up and go aspect of service Pre-launch prototype (not completed) – to refine concept and demonstrate to funders/stakeholders
Next steps Business plan completetion Pre-launch prototype film Community feedback – local paper and cinema Partnership building and funding agreement Dissemination and showcasing – to discuss with DOTT Note timetable slippage to end of calendar year for the above – to discuss with DOTT