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Presentation Final

  1. 1. Thesis Proposal! OYLUM BASAK BORAN Fall 2011 Thesis Studio 1 12.16.2011 Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  2. 2. Domains!Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  3. 3. Initial Overarching Design Question! How can we engage citizens to think, talk, discuss issues about environment, sustainability, urbanizim and take action to make a change in their local communities? How can we achieve this by collecting and sharing real-time information utilizing mobile technologies? Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  4. 4. Prototype Prototype Tip Jar Post-it ideas to solve noise issue Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  5. 5. Prototype Prototype Tip Jar Post-it ideas to solve noise issue What’s missing?! A good cause An interest group Specific goal and directions Personal motivation / Incentive Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  6. 6. http://collecttive.wordpress.com Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  7. 7. http://collecttive.tumblr.com/ Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  8. 8. http://collecttive.tumblr.com/ Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  9. 9. What I learnt from prototypes! A specific goal / cause An interest group Emotional connection to that goal by the users Clear directions on what is expected An engaging mechanism A user-friendly, time efficient technology Social networking features boost the effectiveness Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  10. 10. Research Domains!Civic Engagement What does it mean? Why do people participate? Why they don’t? What’s the importanceof local engagement? Collective Action Individuals with shared goals take action themselves and this forms a collective aggregate. Social Computing & Social Intelligence Designing technical systems that support, encourage and make use of social behavior bytheir users by enacting their cognitive abilities to achieve purposeful ends. Social Sustainability Creating sustainable, successful places that promote wellbeing, by understanding whatpeople need from the places they live and work. Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  11. 11. Precedents Citizen 311 Reporting apps: CitySourced, SeeClickFix, 311 NYC etc. Neighbor Connecting Platforms: Hey, Neighbor!, Front Porch Forum, Fat Door Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  12. 12. Who cares?!Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  13. 13. City Governments!Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  14. 14. Foundations!Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  15. 15. Academic Centers!Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  16. 16. And I care, as a citizen… Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  17. 17. Do you? Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  18. 18. Initial Concept!An online platform for citizens where theyshare ideas about making their localcommunities better ▴  that hosts different activity proposals ▴  they vote for best ideas ▴  arranges physical meet-ups for execution ▴  allows for discussion, knowledge sharing ▴  maybe a platform where citizens respondto challenges by organizations. Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  19. 19. Collaborative Public Services Design! ▴  They work in partnership with government agencies. ▴  They collect information about the community. (Interviews, cultural probes, ethnographic research.) ▴  They co-create ideas with local residents. Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  20. 20. Collaborative Public Services Design! ▴  They are lacking a common forum for communicating with the citizens and the citizens among themselves. ▴  They need tools for citizens to collect and send them information. Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  21. 21. Proposal!An online platform that will serve as acommunication venue for service developersand residents of a neighborhood, where theyshare resources and collected informationabout their community, where an ongoingdiscussion happens between citizens through anew type of social network. Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  22. 22. Goal!To bridge the gap betweenservice designers andcitizen through an engaging,easy to use interface. To create a venue forconversation andinformation exchange. Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  23. 23. Proposal!What if this is a model that can be adjustedand utilized for other organizations andprojects? (A toolkit model) Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  24. 24. Audience !//in the community levelOylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  25. 25. Audience !//in the community levelOylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  26. 26. Last Prototype!Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  27. 27. Thesis Concept!By offering the needed tools and technologies to the members of a community toshare their ideas and observations for the decision-making processes in their localcommunities , we can create more engaged communities who collectively take actionto make a change in their local environments. Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  28. 28. Next Steps! ▴  Meeting with DESIS Lab before the break. ▴  Taking a class with Eduardo Staszowski: Public Services and Collaborative Design. ▴  Defining the needs of service providers as well as residents. ▴  Mock up interfaces. ▴  Build an interface prototype to test when the semester starts. ▴  Look at possibilities for alternative information collection. (Networked objects) Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  29. 29. Tesekkurler! Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  30. 30. Grounding Research - Theory ‘Smartness’ = technology - Sensors and meters to collect data - Aggregate and analyze the data - And use that as input to dashboards, visualizations and control systems - People treated as passive and compliant VS ‘Smartness’ = people - People can gather data - People can analyze data Thomas Erickson - People can act on data IBM Research Center Social Computing Group - and they do this in ways that are qualitatively different from what digital systems do Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
  31. 31. Grounding Research - Theory “ Social Intelligence is especially appropriate for cities and regions That’s where the people are: ▴  Inhabitants develop a deep knowledge of the places they live, work and socialize in ▴  Inhabitantshave a practical motivation for participating: it impacts their daily lives ▴  Inhabitants identify with places, and have networks of familyThomas Erickson and friends “ IBM Research Center Social Computing Group Oylum Boran | Thesis Studio 1 Proposal 12.16.2011
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