Showing what's actually available
A huge problem in the work and study environment is lack of meeting rooms. Users constantly complain that there are not enough available meeting rooms. Yet, investigations from the facilities department show that the meeting rooms are not being utilized enough. How can this be? There are basically two reasons:
Users are having difficulties finding meeting rooms. Booking a room you are familiar with, is not an issue. However, when no rooms are available on the same floor or in the user's vicinity, it is more difficult. Traditionally, the user has to select a room from a list without knowing its location instead of finding the closest available meeting room.
There is a lot of fake usage, which means that the meeting room is booked, but no one is actually using it. Reasons for this might be:
1) The meeting was cancelled.
2) The meeting finished early.
3) The room was booked for the same time every week, but it’s only used every second week.
With the use of sensors, Mazemap can easily detect whether or not the meeting room is in use. With the help of these sensors, MazeMap give the opportunity to use meeting rooms that nobody showed up for.