Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Louisville will test the feasibility of using autonomous drone technology combined with ShotSpotter gunshot detection. They will use role playing to test how their idea will be integrated into first responder methods; and will test public receptivity for this idea through workshops.
One thing we're discovering through testing
In a session with stakeholders and residents to feedback on their idea, the team’s assumptions were challenged. Participants were concerned about privacy and trust of ShotSpotter in their neighborhoods. As a result, the team is adjusting the way in which they communicate, to ensure they are transparent. Following a suggestion from a stakeholder meeting, the team are now thinking about how they can facilitate these neighborhoods to set up drone businesses.
There’s got to be a component where neighborhoods affected have economic opportunity to participate in the solution.Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology