Sensibel maps rich narratives that enhance our response
to mobility, liveability and vitality.
Sensibel is a participatory platform that enables citizens to share their travel stories through the simple act of placing a positive or negative point along their journey. Points can be annotated with text, and images.
Cycling is our least-understood and potentially most transformational mode of movement in cities.
Planning decisions are currently based on research undertaken at a specific time of year, or in review of a new piece of infrastructure. There’s currently no in depth understanding of the human experience of cycling or access to an ever evolving pool of user stories.
Capture crowdsourced points of interest that are recorded, photographed and annotated.
Analyse cluster and filter time-based geospatial records from a diverse range of users.
Share real stories from active citizens participating in positive and effective change.
Proof of Concept
With an initial investment of $15,000 from Internet NZ, Fabriko developed a minimum viable product – a two button thumb activated device that sends rider feedback to a mobile phone, then to the cloud. The device and App, rapidly was prototyped at Fab Lab Chch and Fab Lab Wtgn over eight weeks.
Fabriko are currently conducting a series of trials to improve the product design and inform the development road maps. The objectives of the trials are:
- Test the connectivity of the App and the device.
- Gather user feedback on the concept of a community aggregated platform for cycling.
- Collect user-defined definitions for “good” and “bad”.
- Understand what would motivate and incentivise people to engage with the platform and cycle in general.
Beta Button and App
With the support of Auckland University, Mackie Research, Christchurch City Council, Halberg foundation and Be.Accessible, a beta version of Sensibel has been released. The new platform is currently in closed trials and will be released in 2018.