VanCityNeeds

Metro Vancouver

VanCityNeeds

A glowing, visually stimulating installation which uses a QR code decal to connect participants with an online survey. Our aim is to engage youth between the ages of 18 and 25, and to find out what they need in order for the city to feel complete, connected, and culturally vibrant.

School:

SFU

Department:

Semester in Dialogue

Course:

DIAL 392

Instructors:

  • Janet Moore
  • Holly Schmidt
  • Adrian Sinclair

City of Vancouver:

  • Stina Hanson

Student Team:

  • Mina Garlick
  • My Huyen Le
  • Herleen Cheema
  • Erin Bullen
  • Jake Friedrich

Strategy:

  • Vancouver Plan

Term:

Fall 2020

Summary

We worked on one of the Vancouver Plan’s 10 Provisional Goals: Creating complete, connected, and culturally vibrant neighbourhoods. To foster engagement with youth between the ages of 18 and 25, we looked to organize a visually stimulating and glowing installation for a single evening. To ensure the safety of participants during the pandemic, this installation would include a QR code decal which would invite participants to interact passively with the installation while filling out an online survey.

Due to unforeseen challenges, we decided to prototype the QR code elements at businesses in the Mount Pleasant Area. The purpose of our project was to disrupt the top-down nature of civic engagement, while also making engagement more convenient and fun!

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