What we DON&#x2019;T think Street computing is
We are bathed in sea of data
Some is readily accessible , other we can&#x2019;t see yet
Publicly accessible data. Not provided on proprietary websites, but through re-usable data formats. Developers are encouraged to use the data (e.g. mashup Australia). Some are static (public toilet list), but some are dynamic (NSW fire incidents)
Different types of data sources: Public info & social / crowds
Open source platforms Arduino
How do I find the information I need
How do we access city information.
How do we combine information on the fly?
How do we task the city?
Dedicated web-services and mobile services
Serve one particular purpose
Not tailored to my needs
Our goal / vision
3 different layers
Collecting data like things in your handbag
Composing / mashing up
The urban substrate, collect and mediate all sorts of data, a bit like pachube
Including social data
Situated - context within which a data element was captured
Physical or tanbigle composition
User-centred: Our user studies
Own bespoke decision-support applications. Build your own!
Problems in Human-Computer Interaction within the urban domain How to expose digital information to ordinary people in the physical world How to enable ordinary people to combine this information in a manner that is personally/socially meaningful to them
Personal transport Distribution of urban data (councils, companies) Communities and civic sensor networks Open social standards for urban information Food consumption, lifestyle change and persuasive technologies
Marcus&#x2019;s part Carlo -> MIT Eyestop SAP Research? (AUSTraffic) Locatrix
Urban Informatics, Marcus
We are M&M / Urban Informatics. Pitch to investors, come and talk to us.
Street Computing IxDA
PROGRAM YOUR CITY
Markus Rittenbruch, QUT
Marcus Foth, QUT
Stephen Viller, UQ