Student Project, 2009

PrivatePublic is an iPhone application that helps citizens discover, share, and improve the easily-missed public spaces that exist in hundreds of locations throughout New York. It accomplishes these goals through a game-like paradigm where new locations can only be “unlocked” through discovery or invitation.

PrivatePublic makes use of the Department of City Planning’s “Privately Owned Public Spaces” database, in conjunction with location information obtained from the iPhone itself and a social networking platform provided by Facebook Connect.

I created a specification, system diagrams and UI mock-ups for this proposed application in response to New York City’s Big Apps competition.