Transforming Citizen Sensing design sprint

Following the Transforming Citizen Sensing Conference in December and recent interview series, Waag and Sodaq will organise a four-day design sprint in which we will work on different scenarios of air quality concerns inspired by real use cases. We will address concerns related to technology and data quality but also to industry, politics, personal and public health, knowledge, and skills.

The goal is to identify the requirements a sensor should meet in order to address common issues and to discover the limits of what is technically possible with open source hardware. We will co-design the concept of a sensing device or part of it and we will define the technical specifications of an electronic product through a series of four appointments.

Design Sprint Programme
Thursday April 29 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm                    

Design Sprint 1 - Kick off, impacts and roles                    
Thursday May 6 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Design Sprint 2 – Sensing, power, communication, hardware
Wednesday May 12 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Design Sprint 3 – Data and device enclosure                
Thursday May 20 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Design Sprint 4 – Pitch concept and win

The kick off will start with an overview of the project by Waag, followed a presentation by RIVM and Provincie Zuid-Holland, both involved in citizen science activities. The rest of the sprint will be dedicated to collaborative workgroups, in which sensing scenarios and criteria are discussed. 

The programme will be presented in English, while some break-out sessions can optionally be in Dutch.     

Are you a maker, a data scientist, a sensing citizen, community manager, or environmentalist? Do you have experience with open source air quality sensing devices? Take part with Sodaq and Waag in the co-development of an open source prototype! The prototype will be developed based on the winning concept of the design sprint. As a participant, you will be invited to join the test stage and get early access to the final product.          

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Overall Process                    


> Design Sprint


Test stage

Final product


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Open Next has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 869984.