Our lifestyles are becoming increasingly sedentary, with more than a third of children leaving primary school either overweight or obese. The simple act of walking to school would help children stay active and healthy. But with busy lives, not every parent has time to walk with their child anymore. Less than half the children in the UK still actively walk to school.
Walkme is a community-organised service that empowers more children to walk to school. It challenges the existing options of either driving children to school or hiring someone to walk them, by leveraging local trust networks combined with smart routing technology. Walkme connects children going to school with trusted companions for a safe and fun journey!
The Walkme service consists of a mobile app for the parents, and safety-wear for the children. The gamification in the system is designed to keep the experience fun and exciting for everyone involved! Walkme helps nurture a culture of walking and enjoying the benefits of this simple act from a young age, and teaches our younger generations to be active in their community and care for their environment.
School of Design
MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2018
I’m Rara, a freelancer and student of the Innovation Design Engineering program at Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
I love to learn about people and their culture: learn how people think and behave, and how we can make it better. Trained in Industrial Design, I grew interested in design research, strategy, user experience, transportation, urban well-being and social design.
I love to collaborate with different people; I have been able to seamlessly adapt my skills to completely different disciplines in the creation of innovative concepts, products and ideas.
I am most enthusiastic when I brainstorm with different types of people to create new radical ideas and build them!
- BA Product Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, 2015; Academic Fellow, Social Entrepreneurship and Economy Development, Arizona State University, 2016
- Design Engineer, Bio-Art Lab; UX/UI Designer, The House
- Lost in Transformation, Dutch Design Week, 2017; Innoday, TU DELFT, 2017; Hello Tommorow, Le Centquatre Paris, 2017; The Future Starts Here, London Victoria & Albert Museum, 2018
- Grand Prize Mobility Vision International Vehicle Design Competition, 2015; Silver Medal, International-Capstone Student Design Project, Korea, 2015; Business Prize, World Port Hackathon, 2017; Finalist, LRF Grand Challenge Safety for the Sea, 2017; Finalist, Bio-Design Challenge, 2017; Grand Prize, Europe Hacktrain, 2017; 1st Prize Winner, Techfugee Hackathon, 2018