Smart Cities

SlideshowBright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration

Marksonjackson 1/19/2020 | 1:58:56 PM
Furniture This furniture exhibition was interesting to read about and it also had little content about . I was actually curious to know about it for a while now and I read about it here. The content here had a lot to say.
Michelle 7/16/2017 | 6:13:47 PM
Re: Lost I don't see a good reason to add kiosks when phones are in everyone's hands already. I supposed the thing could servce to help folks navigate the area when a phone battery dies. I'm not sold on the use of the things...
kq4ym 7/16/2017 | 11:36:11 AM
Re: Lost "Wayfinding" has been around for decades as a sort of scavender hunt with GPS devices, locating placed by GPS and logging the find on the internet. I don't see the street furniture taking holld anytime soon except in isolated very populated business areas. The negotiations that will have to go on among companies competing and getting government or corparate sponsorship will be pretty fierce.
Michelle 7/4/2017 | 5:32:14 PM
Re: Lost Kiosk companies say they have the greatest thing and it's actually not? How interesting... 
Joe Stanganelli 7/1/2017 | 1:37:08 PM
Re: Lost @Steve: I think the even better play would be to simply use those kiosks as charging stations for people's own personal devices. Then people will have little else to do while they're desperately waiting for their device to charge other than interact with what's in front of them.

(And hey, why not offer to install a city app while they're hooked up and waiting?  ...although this could certainly create data security issues...)
Joe Stanganelli 7/1/2017 | 1:33:38 PM
Advertising City CIOs may pooh-pooh advertising for now -- but ultimately that's always the business model that arises from the ashes of what was tried to stall it until then.

Expect to see these installations seem to exist for little other reason than advertising about 5 years or so after deployment.
Joe Stanganelli 7/1/2017 | 1:31:47 PM
Re: Lost From what I've heard from some in the industry, "wayfinding" and such digital kiosks aren't quite the killer feature that some Smart Cities companies have thought they would be. People barely use the non-interactive city map installations that cities have in place today. Interactivity is unlikely to change that -- especially when everybody already has a personal magic box (i.e., smartphone) in their pocket.
steve q 7/1/2017 | 1:47:40 AM
Re: Lost

I see the best move for our city is not to build a smart city with those kiosk. I will look to building a app that will work with any device out there so that people will get the information on the go and not at just one place. Put free WiFi base system are a great idea but it must be able to work with people cellphone and car's system like GPS and the android auto and apple play service. And Verizon /comcast and the local internet business can build the mainframes so those service will work with anyone that has a need to use the ability of the fiber pipe to everyone not just to a group of people.

Michelle 6/30/2017 | 11:26:10 PM
Lost Interesting. I thought "wayfinders" were already pretty commonplace. I've seen some poorly placed wayfinders. I hope future positioning is better than past.
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