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AR use for building permit reviews

AR use for building permit reviews

We’ll present results of an AR experiment done with the building permit officials at the City of Oulu in a seminar next week, June Wed 13th 12.30 onwards. Our work spearheads widespread everyday usage of AR on site for viewing building plans. Using standard mobile devices with the Playsign app. Under the hood, much of...
Playsign wins a CityIoT.fi idea challenge

Playsign wins a CityIoT.fi idea challenge

CityIoT is a new project under the national Finnish 6Aika umbrella. The goal is to define a vendor independent IoT data service with well defined open APIs. Pilot applications and developing the business ecosystem for application developers, such as Playsign, is a key part of the project. To get that work started CityIoT ran a...
Playsign at City Space Oulu, April 6th 2018

Playsign at City Space Oulu, April 6th 2018

Welcome to a Playsign Co-Design session in City Space at Oulu center, on Friday the 6th of April, 14-16. This time the focus is not on some city area or a new building complex, but on Playsign tools themselves! So co-design of city co-design tools. Toni begins by opening up the motivation behind Playsign, largely...
Playsign at COLLACAVE in Oslo, Norway

Playsign at COLLACAVE in Oslo, Norway

A new year, and a new Playsign installment in Oslo, Norway! COLLACAVE is a new collaboration space by Finnish Partners in Oslo, especially for built environment planning using 3D models. Playsign Experience at the CAVE features a plan for Havneparken, Sandnes, by SPACEGROUP architects. Havneparken plan is already far along, and the Playsign site for...
Finland 100 years City Planning Exhibition

Finland 100 years City Planning Exhibition

City of Oulu hosts an exhibition about 100 Years of City Planning, honoring Finland’s independence celebrations. Playsign is happy to participate with the showcases of how Playsign Create was used in zoning of Old Hiukkavaara district and Playsign Experience serves to publish the development vision for the center of Oulu now. The exhibition is open...
Collaborative City Co-Design development C3PO

Collaborative City Co-Design development C3PO

Playsign Create and Experience -tools are made for co-design – by co-designing! We have worked in collaboration with local city planners and architects in Finland, but also with the wider community in Europe and elsewhere. The C3PO project, lead by Barco within the industry lead European ITEA organization, has focused especially on taking co-design further...