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Places as information architecture and palimpsest


Workshop on pervasive information architecture: information architecture and identity of places. …

Workshop on pervasive information architecture: information architecture and identity of places.
- ISIA, Urbino (Italy), 12 Giugno 2013.

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  • 1. Places as information architecture and palimpsest Photo:UrbinoWalkinProgress
  • 2. Gotan Project, Rayuela
  • 3. The analogy between map and storytelling is strong ... the process that leads to the production of a map is the same that leads to the writing of a novel – Luigi Farrauto
  • 4. a city processes information rather than merely moving it around – Coward & Salingaros, The Information Architecture of Cities Photo: MIT SENSEable City Lab
  • 5. a city works less like an electronic computer and more like the human brain – Coward & Salingaros, The Information Architecture of Cities Photo: MR McGill, Flickr
  • 6. We are time-bound entities. So we are not objects, but processes. ... trillions of catalogable, searchable, trackable trajectories ... the microhistories of people with objects – Bruce Sterling Photo:SeanStephens,Flickr
  • 7. Purpose of IA: saving and shaping these microhistories to improve UX
  • 8. As more and more of our world is sensor-enabled much meaning can be extracted from their data streams – O’Reilly & Battelle, Web Squared
  • 9. Information shadow Wikicity, Senseable City Lab, MIT
  • 10. TheWorld’sEyes,SenseableCityLab,MIT
  • 11. Places are used as wax. They bear the layers of a writing that can be effaced and yet written over again, in a constant redrafting. Places are the site of a mnemonic palimpsest – Giuliana Bruno, Public Intimacy Photo:kcryder,Flickr
  • 12. the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, identity – Walker et al. Resilience, adaptability and transformability in social–ecological systems Resilience Photo:EngineeringatCambridge,Flickr
  • 13. Resilience the capability of a system to adapt itself to: different people different information needs and seeking strategies
  • 14. Top-down (designers) Bottom-up (people)
  • 15. Photo,KakePugh,Flickr
  • 16. Loasby (2006) Changing approaches to metadata at
  • 17. A Week on Foursquare, Wall Street Journal
  • 18. Mimulus & Co., Foursquare Day Bologna Photo:Stefano,Flickr
  • 19.
  • 20. Resilience also means easily re-finding paths (e.g. usual shopping) customizing paths and saving time (e.g. items with specific features) receiving personalized push suggestions and correlations (es. if you like a then... )
  • 21. Imageselaboration:AnnalisaFalcinelli
  • 22. Cyberspace is not a place you go to but rather a layer tightly integrated into the world around us – Institute For The Future
  • 23. Urbanflow Helsinki
  • 24. Sketches of the Meta-City
  • 25. Augmented Reality Cinema
  • 26. Manifesto
  • 27. 1. Information architectures become ecosystems 2. Users become intermediaries 3. Static becomes dynamic 4. Dynamic becomes hybrid
  • 28. 5. Horizontal prevails over vertical 6. Product design becomes experience design 7. Experiences become cross- channel experiences Resmini & Rosati, Pervasive Information Architecture
  • 29. Gotan Project, Rayuela