The focus of this course was research. We got the theme safety in Scheveningen. Trough field research, desk research, surveys, and interviews we concluded that there was not one specific safety problem. Our research showed that the residents from Scheveningen do not have a safety issue, they actually feel very safe. There were some irritations, like dog poo on the street or neighbors who were too loud. We came up with the design question:
How can a service help to improve the safety in Scheveningen?
The meaning of safety in the question is very broad, a loose lying sidewalk tile can also be considered as an unsafe situation.
‘Hub is a kind of gathering place. We wanted to make a hub for the residents to report their safety issues. For a more personal touch, we named him Huub.’
With Huub you have more control over the safety in your neighborhood. In the Huub app, you can make a report if you come across an inconvenience, an unsafe situation or even if your trash cannot be emptied by the local government. Huub can quickly help you and take care of unsafe situations.
We made Huub into a quick prototype.