Breakout : feeding hangry med students
An exploration in using crowd sourced data real time to help create a seamless ordering system for Georgetown University.
Vivonet was presented with an opportunity to create a mobile platform for Georgetown University. The premise was simple, can you create a way to help students with limited time between classes navigate campus restaurants. Can we integrate with their campus card and help mitigate large volume wait times and redirect traffic between available options. We also wanted to ensure that we weren’t creating obstacles to getting to class on time.
Our solution was to crowd source counter volume, cook time and availability. We had access to the POS systems to help determine volume, so that was a start. We also had historical volume data and could make recommendations based on day / day and week / week predictive models. That was a solve for the first part, but we needed to help stay the course so we went with a map view of campus. Simply load in your schedule and we can help map out the best option for you, and expose all other options.