The world is slowly going back to the office. The big question is whether existing workplaces are up to the challenge. How are we going to maintain social distancing norms to keep everyone safe?
Everyone here at Trimble is putting their minds together to help organizations and teams across the world get back to work safely. We are confident we can do this because we know our biggest strength is you, our community and this is why at this urgent time we turn to you.
We are launching a Hackathon for designs, ideas, or purpose-built tools that leverage the power of the SketchUp ecosystem to tackle the redesign of the workplace.
As an example, we asked our friends at AgiliCity to quickly hack their popular urban design extension Modelur and turn it into an alert system that notifies the user once objects like chairs or even people are placed too close together. Check out the CoviDistance Extension page to see what they came up with!
Here are a few more ideas to consider:
- Design and upload furniture configurations on 3D Warehouse that are optimized for social distancing in the workplace.
- Create an extension that generates a heatmap of a floor plan based on how narrow/wide a space is and identifies safe vs riskier areas.
- Suggest tools or techniques to create circulation diagrams that ensure everyone’s safety when moving around the office.
The real reward from this effort is to use the collective knowledge of the largest 3D-modelling community in the world to address these unprecedented and challenging times.
The best ideas will be included, and their authors recognized, in a special SketchUp blog post that will be shared with all of our followers.
Finally, we would like to show our gratitude to anyone who contributes their time to this cause by featuring links to the winner’s website or social media accounts when the blog article goes live.
Unleash your creativity, and submit your ideas as a response to this article by 2020-05-13T15:00:00Z