Collaplan (f.k.a. OurNeighborhood) helps architects, construction developers and cities collaborate with building and neighborhood end users.
Collaplan has launched as closed beta. Collaplan helps Valeria Gryada, a service designer responsible for developing student driven learning spaces at Aalto University, to communicate with her end users. These end users are students and university staff who will use a new Learning Hub space that is being developed to the campus. Valeria says that:
“Collaplan helps me to communicate design proposals to a big group of end users in an efficient way. With Collaplan all stakeholders have the chance to see and discuss the same material in real time without having to organise a physical meeting. As all stakeholders see all comments in the same place, the chance for contradictions and misunderstandings decrease.”
– Valeria Gryada, Service Designer at Aalto University
The Learning Hub project has been one of the first real-life use cases for Collaplan and the results are promising not only from the designers/project managers point of view. The end users describe Collaplan as “simple, clear and easy-to-use”. We are happy to continue our collaboration with Valeria and enable the efficient creation of user-centered learning spaces at Aalto University.
Long Term Customer Agreement with Setlementtiasunnot Oy
Collaplan will be used as a collaboration platform for Finnish housing developer Setlementtiasunnot Oy’s new project. Setlementtiasunnot Oy plans to develop a intergenerational city block to Joensuu, Finland during the next few years. Starting in January 2015, Collaplan will be used as a centralized communication tool between different project stakeholders throughout the project. Setlementtiasunnot Oy’s CEO Kimmo Rönkä says that:
“Collaplan is a very promising tool for making collaborative construction project development more efficient, more engaging as well as more creative. We believe that Collaplan will make our project better and that is why we have made a commitment to use it throughout the project”.
– Kimmo Rönkä, CEO at Setlementtiasunnot Oy
Public Launch Next Year
Collaplan is running as closed beta. As it looks now, our public launch will be sometime in early 2015. We appreciate your patience and look forward to launch publicly as soon as possible. If you’re interested in having a sneak peek on what we are doing, don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’d be happy to invite you as a beta user and see how Collaplan can help you in making collaborative planning for the built environment more efficient!
We know it’s busy times and appreciate that you’ve taken the time to read the whole newsletter 😉 The Collaplan team wishes you happy holidays and a great new year!
All the best,
Joakim & Rajeev / Collaplan