COM · POSE Mobile Application
Given the understanding that council and community forum meetings take time and effort on the resident’s behalf, this application was conceived as a bypass to barriers of engagement. As a resident in Los Angeles, I felt it was crucial to remove barriers so that diverse needs can be identified and implemented.
Residents have first-hand knowledge and deep understanding of community priorities. This step in the planning process needs to be streamlined and more accessible to those who don’t have the capabilities of attending public meetings. I wanted to create a tool that focuses on transcending community information visually, and removes the divide between professionals and residents.
Using community input to make suggestions for neighborhood improvements through a mobile application in the city of Los Angeles. This resource empowers residents to weigh in on local projects in a personal and engaging way. The user is able to upload pictures from their neighborhood and allows them to draw directly or juxtapose icons to better illustrate their ideas for improvements to their neighborhood.
The editing page allows the user to place icons or draw directly on the image they've uploaded to better illustrate their idea or improvement for the neighborhood.
This helps identify exactly what type of improvement or idea the community member is conveying. Different options of editing can be selected from the left hand menu in order to choose colors, paint brush styles, different icons, importing text or notes to display on top of the image.