In the second year of our bachelor, we were challenged to make an MVP
on an existing problem. The main subject for this was 'Smart Cities'.
How can we have cities digitized better?
Anno 2018, digitalisation is taking place as much as possible, but when we look at the smart government in Belgium we see that our own government is not yet as modern. Voting is still done through a some kind of ticket booth, citizens do not have a clear voice towards the government and so there is often still a large selection of information missing.
A smart online hub could be used to take a step in the direction of a digital transformation, where voting can be done easily from home, polls are conducted and where citizens themselves can give suggestions.
We want to create an open platform that gives citizens a clear voice towards the various governments. In this way suggestions can easily be made about what citizens think is important to them. This would work on a local, Flemish and federal level. If a municipality ultimately wants to work with the data from the app, they can then easily consult the data. In fact, this works in the same way as how users themselves can search for top ideas and then discuss this further for the concept.
We can apply freemium for the revenue model. Firstly, we can work with an upgrade system where standard users can make a limited number of suggestions per week / month. The power users in our target group who want to actively contribute to their city can then pay a small amount per month to a pro membership. This allows them to create as many cases / suggestions as they want.
This is a short synopsis of what our MVP is about. This project was made possible together with Laurens De Lombaert . He was responsible for the code side of the project. I was in charge of the visualisation, look & feel and branding of our product.
There was a whole branding behind this. Before you were able to participate you were welcomed by a landing page, to tell more what the platform was more about.