On June 1st, after the first corona wave, the Netherlands ‘opened up’ again step for step.
More and more restrictions were lifted and it became increasingly busy in public places, also in Rotterdam. The municipality of Rotterdam wanted to do everything they possibly could to ensure that this took place safely.
Client: Gemeente Rotterdam
Agency: Total Design
Role: UI and UX design
SpotRotterdam maps out how busy it is in and around the city and helps residents and visitors to go out for their groceries, shop, sit on a terrace or have a picnic in the park in a responsible manner. SpotRotterdam shows the user at a glance how busy or how quiet it is in public places in the city so they can base their choices on this accordingly. Do you want to go to an area where it is busy? SpotRotterdam will then show when it is expected to be quieter at that location or indicate alternative destinations. The information in SpotRotterdam is refreshed every fifteen minutes.
The tool must be clear for each user, with a focus on a simple design enabling the user to use the pressure gauge intuitively. We opted for a simple flow in which the map has a prominent place. The pattern is simple: the city is green and the people are blue. The more busy it is, the bluer the city becomes.