Partner – October 7th, 2016
The Nomads project was presented at the Partos Innovation festival on Thursday the 6th of October 2016. Two members of the group, Hajo van Beijma and Wassim Mahmoud, explained how the inclusion of participants from Syria and Yemen that had arrived to the Netherlands as refugees, turned upside down the original idea, and led to the development of concept for a crowd-sourced information platform that was truly in line with the needs of the end-users. The participants were very interested in the user-center design process and the information provided.
Refugees have a need to make well-informed decisions based on reliable information. However, little up to date information is available, and the information which is there, is often not trusted. Nomads will design a ‘crowd-sourced information platform’ where people and trusted entities (including refugees and institutions that support them) can add, retrieve, and rate personal experiences. Masdar, the first version of Nomads, will be rolled out in Athens.