ADVANCED CITY


  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT BASED ON TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • COMBINATION OF PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE
  • USER-CENTRED INNOVATION OPTIMAL UNDERSTANDING OF PEOPLE’S NEEDS AND THEIR CULTURAL UNIQUENESS
The combination of people, technology and infrastructure, through products and services designed with such criteria as sustainability, efficiency, quality of life, connectivity or mobility, produces the new “Advanced City”, the smart city that should make life easier and more enjoyable.

The possibilities are endless for (multidirectional) usage experiences aimed at improving the ecosystem of relationships between people (person to person), between people and the objects that make up the city and between these objects and people, generating opportunities for redesigning the City from innovation through a City development model based on technology, sustainability and the social development of urban environments, always starting from an improved understanding of the cultural uniqueness of its inhabitants.

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The combination of people, technology and infrastructure, through products and services designed with such criteria as sustainability, efficiency, quality of life, connectivity or mobility, produces the new “Advanced City”, the smart city that should make life easier and more enjoyable.

If applying User-Centred Design to industrial innovation processes achieves results that are much better connected with the real needs of people; if this “Innovation focused on the user” derives in “servitised” products with much more satisfactory usage experiences that enhance the interaction between people; and if each city is culturally different and the ability to interpret its unique features is a key condition for the success of any innovation; then why not apply UCD to the relationship between individuals and the city?

Innovation Spaces targeting the design of more satisfactory usage experiences lead to the design of a bus lane in which electric buses are recharged as they move along the lane via an inductive load system that uses an electromagnetic field to transmit the necessary energy without any connection whatsoever.

Or to the redesign of smart parking meters offering a certain price depending on the engine and the year the vehicle was registered, and that vary their fee depending on the available parking spaces, thereby helping to decongest certain areas.

A process of innovation oriented toward servitised products designs intelligent city lighting which, from a control system that takes into account such criteria as temperature, colour, uniformity or the contrast of the light, seeks to give priority to people walking along roads, thereby improving the safety and comfort of pedestrians, while pursuing maximum efficiency and energy optimisation, with the aim of reducing costs and respecting the environment. Also customising streets, buildings and monuments through different types of lighting.

The possibilities are endless for (multidirectional) usage experiences aimed at improving the ecosystem of relationships between people (person to person), between people and the objects that make up the city and between these objects and people, generating opportunities for redesigning the City from innovation through a City development model based on technology, sustainability and the social development of urban environments, always starting from an improved understanding of the cultural uniqueness of its inhabitants.