CAVForth Project: Open Design Jam – 12th October 2019

As part of the CAVForth project, Stagecoach East Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University will be hosting an open Design Jam on the 12th October at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh.  CAV Forth is a collaborative project part funded by the UK Governments’ Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV).  A consortium of UK partners are in the process of designing and developing a fleet of full size autonomous buses that will service a new Stagecoach operated route running from Ferrytoll P&R in Fife, across the Forth Road Bridge into Edinburgh Park’s transport interchange.

Our ‘Design Jam’ event will bring together East Scotland’s citizens with researchers, designers, developers and Stagecoach leadership to co-design how this service works for real people. The goal is to bring together 60+ members of the public (all with different view points and transport needs) to co-design the UK’s first autonomous bus service alongside our project partners, researchers and decision makers.  Together we will explore acceptance of the technology, how the service can be inclusive & accessibility, what makes for a positive passenger experience and how we can add moments of delight into this futuristic service.

Our aim is to be open and accessible to all.  Throughout the course of the day you will learn about the technology, our service and the trial parameters before being encouraged to ‘JAM’ with fellow participants; creating ideas, and prototyping solutions.  There will also be the opportunity to pitch your ideas with ‘VIP’ tickets to the launch of the trial up for grabs.  Staff will be on hand throughout the day to support and guide you through discussions and the creative process.

We aim to make the day engaging, fun and fully accessible.

Why?
Have the chance to influence the design of a first of its kind service, experience a design approach to creative problem solving, meet new people and have fun! If that wasn’t enough each participant will receive a £20 gift voucher as a thank you for taking part.

Outline Agenda:
9.30 – Breakfast and Registration
10.00 – Kick Off – Welcome and Introduction
10:30 – Learning Round Robin Activities
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Design Jam!

When you register please tell us if you have any additional support needs or dietary requirements. We can also reimburse travel expenses if you let us know in advance; breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day.  This event is FREE to attend.  Register here.

Any Questions?
Email Steve at Steven.Russell@StagecoachBus.com

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