Here’s your 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!
A consortium of UK partners, including Edinburgh Napier, 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.
A 'Design Jam' event on Saturday, 12 October, will bring together East Scotland's citizens with researchers, designers, developers and Stagecoach leadership to co-design how this service works for real people.
Together they’ll 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.
To do this, they are looking for a diverse range of views - people from different backgrounds, from different communities & professions as well as those with different travel needs.
Throughout the course of the day you will learn about the technology, 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. Travel expenses will be reimbursed if you let them know in advance and breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Each participant will receive a £20 gift voucher as a thank you for taking part.
When: Saturday, 12 October – 10am to 4pm
Where: Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG