During the pandemic, the University of Edinburgh operated a booking system for study spaces in libraries. With the main library full near exams, students began to look for other locations.
The university app had no way of displaying where these locations were, or which locations were closest to you. I published an interactive knowledge tool – the Study Space Finder – to help students discover extra spaces that met their needs.
While the initial release of the tool only included university locations, I began to add independent businesses and cafes as the semester progressed.