Züri Fäscht 2016

Data-driven crowd analysis, Festival App, Public Screens

Also in 2016, we developed the festival app and provided data driven crowd monitoring to the Züri Fäscht 2016. The Züri Fäscht is Switzerlands biggest event which hit's Zurich every three years. Over the course of three days 3 Million people come together to dive into a a large program of concerts, dance parties, and attractive shows.

The festival app received a complete redesign and was developed from scratch for 2016. Based on our experiences from 2013, the app offered detailed program information including an interactive map, personal program and additional fun features such as the festival barometer that measured the festival activity across the entire city in real time. The app also included a trophy collection game and a picture contest. Overall the app was downloaded more than 60.000 times.

Our data driven crowd monitoring system was again deployed in the command and control center of the crowd management. With the consent of our app users, we aggregate location information to provide a holistic picture of the crowd density for the decision makers within crowd management, police, fire brigade and public transportation. Our post-event analysis of the crowd behavior of 2013's festival had a significant impact on the redesign of the festival in 2016.


  • Title: Züri Fäscht 2016
  • Client: OK Züri Fäscht
  • Skills: Crowd monitoring, crowd behavior analysis, gamified festival app
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