Beirut Design Week
Beirut Design Week App
Getting people around together
Established in 2012, Beirut Design Week is the largest growing design festival in the Middle East & North Africa. Bringing together more than 25,000 visitors at over 150 events in various locations around Beirut, BDW, now in its seventh consecutive year, showcases the best of Lebanese and international design in order to strengthen creative economies and foster entrepreneurship, all within the context of region’s rich cultural heritage. The main goal of the event is to encourage intercultural exchange, design education, social impact, and design entrepreneurship. BDW is initiated and organized by the MENA Design Research Center, a non-profit organization, which focuses on promoting a diverse understanding of design in the region through collaborative multidisciplinary projects and rigorous design research.
While every year visitors navigate using a paper map, we decided this year to lessen the burden of paper and go digital. We had to design an app that contained all the information + a walking map for people to discover the places together
Visitors could filter according to date, design type (exhibition, screening, etc.) , discipline (architecture, fashion design , graphic design), and save these to their favorites. It then curated a pathway for them for each day.