The Ryerson Smart Campus initiative is a collaborative project under discussion that would involve the Ryerson Computing & Communications Services Mobility Team, RC4 and Flybits — a Ryerson spin-off company at RC4 specializing in context-aware technology. The concept has been presented to University stakeholders and follow-up strategy planning is taking place among the groups involved. As we iron out the details of development and deployment, RC4 will communicate the progression of the project.
Enhancing and Personalizing the Campus Experience
Upon project completion, students, staff, faculty and campus visitors alike would be able to access relevant information on their
mobile phones based on who they are, where they are and what their particular needs are at any given time. The technology senses and interprets real-time contextual parameters surrounding each mobile user and as such delivers a customized user experience — specific to each users’ needs on Ryerson campus.
Core features of the initiative will include:
- Disseminating information in real-time through the creation of semantic-driven, rule-oriented geo-fences
- Associating logic with Smart Ryerson Apps through intuitive drag-and-drop functionality
- Safeguarding user privacy
- Customizable mobile analytics (real-time and passive) resulting in improved content, services and user behaviour insight