Attendees: Gretchen, Justin, Christine, Colleen, Akasha, Amy, Becca
Gretchen gave overview of the project. Longwood gardens is the focus and we can stretch to other gardens, parks, arboretums as well. Opportunity for digital engagement, AI in app for plant identification. App specifications. Target market is current customers.
Becca thinks idea is interesting and needed. Would help engage our customers. High usability, more immersive. Designed in a way that is augmenting the experience rather than taking it over. For nonprofit, what is the budget like? Would Longwood gardens be able to afford this technology?
Gretchen funding from global organization, check annual reports for an existing budget, donors. Part of 2020 goal is to enhance the digital experience. We would think they have allotted for digital enhancement.
Justin using APIs and other data sources, less expensive than starting from scratch.
Becca Create a platform so other gardens can plug in their data. Affordable for other companies and profitable for us. Plant experience, plant scan – connect it to botanical gardens and local retailers to raise affiliate money.
Amy – Don’t start from beginning just find a way to pull in all the data/APIs. Are we taking the role of the consultant agency & Longwood is the first customer?
Gretchen – Longwood is the prototype, help reach their mission for 2020. Reach out to other botanical gardens. Zoological gardens other large parks. Consulting agencies.
Amy – Good to pull in the 2020 goals of LG. Is there anything like this that already exists?
Gretchen – Plant snap exists, and this is something we can pull in. Experiential learning for kids and adults. This is a way to provide more information. Everyone has a phone – no need to hand out brochures etc.
Becca – interactive aspect enhances the whole experience.
Are we taking the role of the consultant agency & Longwood is the first customer? Yes
For nonprofit, what is the budget like? Would longwood gardens be able to afford this technology?
Meet with advisor
Start planning for first draft deliverables