"I am very satisfied with the overall quality of service and our relationship. We asked for a very complex tool (visually, in what we needed to communicate and the data we needed to collect); Crisp Code was able to take our rough ideas and turn it into a cohesive, user-friendly tool that works across multiple browsers."
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Project: Shape SW Urban Planning Challenge


Sean avatar cutout style hs
Role: Lead Developer
Fantastic challenge in local government trying to engage and educate the public. Sean helped scope the problem and implemented javascript application.
Lisa hs
Role: Project Manager
Great project! Interesting problem, laudable goal and appropriate latitude. As project manager I assisted with planning and translating the Metro teams concepts into a workable scope for the web tool. I coordinated our team's efforts on coding, graphics and interface design. My job was a br...


Metro was looking for creative mechanisms to reach out to the public during its regional transportation planning process. With rough concepts in hand, Metro turned to Crisp Code to “flesh out” their vision.


Our team met with Metro, State, and City of Portland transportation officials to distill the project scope, resulting in a web game concept dubbed “Shape Southwest”. Developed with HTML5 and JavaScript, Shape Southwest turns citizens into a transit system planner. Tasked with constructing their ideal plan, visitors first select transit corridors they want to improve. Next, they “invest” in transit categories like biking, walking, public transit, high speed rail, etc. As investments are made, the game changes their community in real-time and statistically (prosperity indicators shift). Status callouts inform users how their investments affect their community and access to additional funding resources. Planners can adjust their investments indefinitely, getting immediate feedback on their approaches effects, educating users as they play. Citizens then submit their plan along with a short survey to Metro.