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What Makes a City Smart? :: Interaction Design and the Future Hybrid City What Makes a City Smart? :: Interaction Design and the Future Hybrid City Presentation Transcript

  • What Makes a City Smart? :: Interaction Design and the Future Hybrid City Michael Smyth Centre for Interaction Design Edinburgh Napier University, UK @michael_smythFriday, 1 March 13
  • We live in a world where everything seems possible and as a consequence have lost the sense of wonder. Branko Lukic, NonObject, MIT Press (2011)Friday, 1 March 13
  • Where do these moments of design inspiration come from?Friday, 1 March 13 View slide
  • One method favoured by Interaction Designers is ethnography. Observation that aims to provide insight into work, culture and behavioural practices.Friday, 1 March 13 View slide
  • A tension between the pressure of solution-focused design practice and ethnography’s concern with meanings and culture.Friday, 1 March 13
  • Critical Design acts as a catalyst or provocation for thought (Anthony Dunne, 1999).Friday, 1 March 13
  • Critical Design challenges our assumptions and preconceptions about the role that products and services play in everyday life.Friday, 1 March 13
  • Street Art (Tom Welsh, 2009).Friday, 1 March 13
  • Video as a way of understanding the design space. Layers of meaning.Friday, 1 March 13
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  • Defining trend for the first half of this century is the growth of urbanisation.Friday, 1 March 13
  • Today, half of the world’s population, 3 billion people live in urban areas.Friday, 1 March 13
  • How do people interact with technology in the urban environment?Friday, 1 March 13
  • How do we gather data from the environment?Friday, 1 March 13
  • How does the environment gather information about citizens?Friday, 1 March 13
  • As pervasive technologies become increasingly prevalent, will this change our relationship with the city?Friday, 1 March 13
  • What happens when we have no choice about how and when we interact?Friday, 1 March 13
  • No such thing as a Smart City.Friday, 1 March 13
  • It is the individuals who inhabit cities that make them smart.Friday, 1 March 13
  • Individuals as creators and sharers of data.Friday, 1 March 13
  • Yellow Arrow Project (2004)Friday, 1 March 13
  • a cartography of the intimate & the everydayFriday, 1 March 13
  • Walking Path to Avoid CCTV in New York (2001)Friday, 1 March 13
  • Derive App :: Cachucho (2012)Friday, 1 March 13
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  • Dead Drops :: Aram Bartholl (2010)Friday, 1 March 13
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  • Trash|Track :: MIT Lab (2009)Friday, 1 March 13
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  • The Copenhagan Wheel :: Senseable City Lab, MIT (2009)Friday, 1 March 13
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  • Ingress :: Niantic Labs (2012)Friday, 1 March 13
  • AR game that encourages players to input data about physical monuments.Friday, 1 March 13
  • The hybrid city is characterised by increasing layers of data.Friday, 1 March 13
  • A human centred approach to Urban Interaction Design gives the opportunity to re- think what intelligent connected communities of the future might actually look like.Friday, 1 March 13
  • urbanIxD :: EU FP7 Coordination Action (2013) www.urbanixd.eu @urbanixdFriday, 1 March 13
  • www.michael-smyth.co.uk www.urbanixd.eu @michael_smyth @urbanixdFriday, 1 March 13