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#MesaPrototyping Festival

This NEA-fund­ed project was made pos­si­bly by the good folks at the Mesa Arts Cen­ter, who pio­neered our very own Main Street Pro­to­typ­ing Fes­ti­val mod­eled after the Mar­ket Street Pro­to­typ­ing Fes­ti­val.

Over the course of the fes­ti­val, we ana­lyzed user respons­es and gen­er­at­ed real­time, qual­i­ta­tive data to bet­ter under­stand what peo­ple want to see in their down­town. Check out our orig­i­nal project page from ear­ly 2017 to see how the con­cept has evolved! ?

About ideaPortals

idea­Por­tals are a local-first prob­lem-solv­ing method designed to improve our com­mu­ni­ties. By com­bin­ing our design ideas, we can con­scious­ly shape our neigh­bor­hoods and cre­ate the very cities in which we want to live.

If this kind of stuff gets your heart pump­ing, let us know how you’d like to be involved with the project! We’d love to hear from you.

I can help with tech & dig­i­talI can help with man­u­fac­tur­ing & sup­ply chainI can pro­vide con­nec­tions to poten­tial clients, part­ners, sup­pli­ers, etc.I can help with some­thing else (please explain below)

What’s inside?

To pow­er idea­Por­tals, we use a col­lec­tion of elec­tron­ic com­po­nents engi­neered togeth­er in our high-tech home garage. Soon we will have a sec­tion detail­ing each of these parts. Check back soon!

What’s next for ideaPortals?

We’re excit­ed to announce a lim­it­ed run this win­ter at Scotts­daz­zle! Start­ing Fri­day Decem­ber 22nd until Christ­mas Eve, you’ll be able to inter­act with idea­Por­tals in four loca­tions in Down­town Scotts­dale.