The Otaniemi campus is growing, both in square meters and amount of students. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate is on a mission to build and renovate great, innovative learning and meeting space at the campus. They want to be a pioneer in developing space utilization models for the growing number of people together with the university.
Aalto CRE was not satisfied with the utilization rates of campus space. Students needed study space, but finding available space for studying or group work in the large campus was challenging. Aalto CRE wanted to make finding and booking space as easy as cycling.
Aalto Space app supports Aalto University’s digital strategy with its seamless user experience and a platform that serves the whole campus community. It is developed for the community by the community.
Aalto Space helps students find and quickly book available study locations. It can be used to find and book several predefined spaces for study and group work for students to use in the Otakaari 1 building and Harald Herlin Learning Centre in Otaniemi. Aalto Space is available for campus visitors also for indoor navigation and adhoc space reservations.
To increase study space utilization rate and efficiency, the booking was designed to work in real-time only. This way students will only book space when they actually need it and are present, which eliminates the problem of students booking space in advance and not showing up. Also, when finding and booking space happens real-time, students can end the booking when they are ready and release the space for others to use.
Aalto Space includes an emergency messaging feature that allows Aalto’s security and safety communications to send notifications about emergency situations within the campus area. With the messaging feature the app is also an excellent channel for gathering feedback and engaging in dialogue with the users.
Aalto Space has been designed together with the users of the campus space and with the entire Aalto community.
15.9. - 30.10.2016
amount of new students
60 % of new students
80%+ of new students
on iOS and Android
1.11.2016 - 7.2.2017
on iOS and Android