Groundwork are a charity who work with communities across the UK on environmental projects. They approached OSX
to develop a consultation tool to help improve local green spaces.
Having worked with OSX on a number of projects in the past, Groundwork came to us with some ideas regarding
a mobile consultation tool. The primary target device being a tablet with 3G connectivity, and the requirements
including a customisable questionnaire system that integrates with interactive mapping features.
- Mapping & Geolocation
- Integrating a number of APIs such as Google Maps, ArcGIS and geolocation allows the user to pinpoint exactly
where they're standing when starting the questionnaire process, adding precise location data to the users'
input enabling Groundwork to best understand their point of view.
- Questionnaire Design
- An interface where Groundwork can create and manage the questions and configurations that make up a
questionnaire tailored to a specific consultation.
- Data Exporter
- Information collected during a consultation can be exported from the system and be imported into existing
tools for further analysis.
- Mobile Targeted
- The questionnaire interface adjusts itself to best fit the user's device, as well as employing larger inputs
and controls making it user friendly on mobile devices such as tablets where navigation is handled via touch
rather than a mouse.
Additionally, OSX also built the public facing website for the Green Space Mapper project. Mainly used as an
outlet for promoting the consultation tool for use in other areas, it also advertises convenient access to any
currently active consultations. Although primarily targeted at mobile, on-site participation, the
questionnaires can also be completed by members of the community from their home computer.