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Interface“The place at which independent and often unrelated systems
meet and act on or communicate each other”
David Co...
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“The computer will permeate
every aspect of our life”
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“The computer is permeating
every aspect of our life”
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Coming soon
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“The City as interface”
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-Bill Gates
“Thanks to the magic of software, our lives will be
soon more convenient, more pleasant, more
efficient and ...
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Idealised City (The Simpsons: Bart sells his soul)
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…but it also changes the society
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Smart VS Social
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Sensors. Sensors everywhere
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Paul Goldberger
-Architecture critic
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-No longer participants of the street life
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Buzz Aldrin
-Apollo 11 moonwalker
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-Smart citizen kit for local urban monitoring
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Libertarian
City as a market
Republican
Balance?
Communitarian
Common identity
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Not clear cut categories
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-Cedric Price, 1966
“Technology is the answer”
(But what was the question?)
Part II
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From life between buildings to life
between systems
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Then and now
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iBeacon
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New infrastructures
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“Citymapper: Saving a life
every 3 minutes”
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Ethnography & Culture in Design
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Urban innovation centre: Connected cyclists
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https://vimeo.com/127692820
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Legible London
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Draw a Map of London (in 2 minutes)
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London tube map 2009
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London tube map 2015
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A strider´s journey
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Different personas
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A stroller´s journey
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Mental models
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Hierarchy of information
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User Testing Surveys 300 iterations!
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Typography, accessibility, legibility…
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The ´walker´
Addressing
Directional information
Planner map
Finder map
Street finder
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thanks for watching
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Resources:
Urban IxD manifesto: http://urbanixd.eu/documents-publications/
IxDA London meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Ix...
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Interface (about Smart Cities and User Experience)

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When we talk about new technologies, it is often about their practical applications. But what are the underlying urban ideals concealed in technologies?

What if we think about Cities as we do about any other interface?

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Interface (about Smart Cities and User Experience)

  1. 1. 1 Interface“The place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate each other” David Contreras (davidcontrerasm@gmail.com)
  2. 2. 2 “The computer will permeate every aspect of our life”
  3. 3. 3 “The computer is permeating every aspect of our life”
  4. 4. 4 Coming soon
  5. 5. 5 “The City as interface”
  6. 6. 6 -Bill Gates “Thanks to the magic of software, our lives will be soon more convenient, more pleasant, more efficient and more agreeable.”
  7. 7. 7 Idealised City (The Simpsons: Bart sells his soul)
  8. 8. 8 …but it also changes the society
  9. 9. 9 Smart VS Social
  10. 10. 10 Sensors. Sensors everywhere
  11. 11. 11 Paul Goldberger -Architecture critic
  12. 12. 12 -No longer participants of the street life
  13. 13. 13 Buzz Aldrin -Apollo 11 moonwalker
  14. 14. 14 -Smart citizen kit for local urban monitoring
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. 16 Libertarian City as a market Republican Balance? Communitarian Common identity
  17. 17. 17 Not clear cut categories
  18. 18. 18 -Cedric Price, 1966 “Technology is the answer” (But what was the question?) Part II
  19. 19. 19 From life between buildings to life between systems
  20. 20. 20 Then and now
  21. 21. 21 iBeacon
  22. 22. 22 New infrastructures
  23. 23. 23 “Citymapper: Saving a life every 3 minutes”
  24. 24. 24 Ethnography & Culture in Design
  25. 25. 25
  26. 26. 26 Urban innovation centre: Connected cyclists
  27. 27. 27 https://vimeo.com/127692820
  28. 28. 28 Legible London
  29. 29. 29 Draw a Map of London (in 2 minutes)
  30. 30. 30 London tube map 2009
  31. 31. 31 London tube map 2015
  32. 32. 32 A strider´s journey
  33. 33. 33 Different personas
  34. 34. 34 A stroller´s journey
  35. 35. 35 Mental models
  36. 36. 36 Hierarchy of information
  37. 37. 37 User Testing Surveys 300 iterations!
  38. 38. 38 Typography, accessibility, legibility…
  39. 39. 39 The ´walker´ Addressing Directional information Planner map Finder map Street finder
  40. 40. 40 thanks for watching
  41. 41. 41 Resources: Urban IxD manifesto: http://urbanixd.eu/documents-publications/ IxDA London meetup: http://www.meetup.com/IxDA-London/ Urban innovation centre: http://www.urbaninnovationcentre.org.uk Legible London: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/boroughs/legible-london UX and the city: https://vimeo.com/86268742 Smart Citizen kit: https://smartcitizen.me London Datastore: http://data.london.gov.uk

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