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Lasswade High School – Optimising Learning Spaces with CiiM

Digiflec's innovative collaboration with SmartViz at Lasswade High School in Midlothian, Scotland, aimed to revolutionise the school's learning environment. Our shared vision was to create a dynamic, optimised educational space that enhances collaboration and engagement, powered by data-driven technologies.

Introduction

Digiflec’s innovative collaboration with SmartViz at Lasswade High School in Midlothian, Scotland, aimed to revolutionise the school’s learning environment. Our shared vision was to create a dynamic, optimised educational space that enhances collaboration and engagement, powered by data-driven technologies.

Challenge

Lasswade High School, operating at near capacity, faced the typical challenges of modern educational facilities: ensuring space usage was efficient and productive, aligning resource allocation with peak times, and effectively planning future design improvements. With such high usage, it was particularly important for the school to optimise their facilities. They needed a solution that would allow them to monitor and adjust their facilities usage for optimal performance, without sacrificing the educational integrity of their spaces.

Solution

Digiflec and SmartViz collaborated closely to provide an innovative solution. Digiflec’s advanced LiDAR sensors, uniquely capable of monitoring large spaces without compromising privacy, were installed throughout Lasswade High School. These sensors powered Digiflec’s CiiM platform, delivering GDPR-compliant real-time data on space usage, offering an invaluable resource for informed decision-making.

This wealth of information was then processed and visualised by SmartViz, creating an intuitive platform for the school’s staff to understand and implement necessary changes. The school’s ability to adapt and improve their facilities was dramatically enhanced without intrusion into the privacy of staff or students.

The partnership went beyond the initial installation of sensors. We jointly tested data flows and monitored the system to ensure it was delivering accurate and useful insights, demonstrating the strength of our partnership and the robustness of our solution.

“Working with Digiflec was enjoyable and exciting. As a startup, they’re challenging the status quo in how we manage and operate buildings. With a lot of inefficiencies present and opportunities to improve performance, save the planet, and make buildings work better for people, they encouraged us to push boundaries. Using their easy-to-use sensors, we were able to demonstrate how buildings operate. It was a thrilling and fruitful collaboration, and the results truly reflect the power of their technology.”

– SHIRKANT B. SHARMA, FOUNDER+CEO, SMARTVIZ

Benefits

The benefits of this collaboration were multilayered. For Lasswade High School, it enabled a comprehensive understanding of how their spaces were utilised, which in turn allowed for more effective staff placement, better furniture arrangements, and overall optimised space management.

The data-driven insights also helped Midlothian Council in designing future educational spaces, by indicating what worked well and what needed to be improved or avoided. This guidance was invaluable for creating effective, engaging learning environments in the future.

For Digiflec and SmartViz, the partnership was not only an exciting, boundary-pushing venture, but it also demonstrated the power of our combined technologies. It showcased the potential of our data-driven approach in revolutionising building management and provided a strong foundation for future collaborations.

Conclusion

The partnership between Digiflec and SmartViz at Lasswade High School has set a new precedent for modern educational facilities. It has shown how the fusion of technology and insightful data can lead to enhanced learning spaces, efficient management, and improved educational outcomes. The success of this project has already sparked interest in other educational institutions, promising a brighter, more efficient future for school building management.

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