Digital Cities - NCA 2012 - John A. McArthur

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Digital Cities: Urban community development through information design. Paper presented by John A. McArthur at NCA, November 18, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

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Digital Cities - NCA 2012 - John A. McArthur

  1. 1. DIGITAL CITIES urban community development through information design John A. McArthur Knight School of Communication Queens University of CharlotteNational Communication Association - November 18, 2012
  2. 2. Cities for People Gehl, 20104 characteristics ofcities designed for people • Lively • Safe • Sustainable • Healthy
  3. 3. The Art of Placemaking Fleming, 20074 roles of “places” • Orientation • Connection • Direction • Animation
  4. 4. Information Design Jacobson, 1999 applying design principles to translatecomplex, unorganized, or unstructured data into valuable, meaningful information
  5. 5. Information DesignJohn Snow - Spot Map of Cholera Outbreak (1854)
  6. 6. Information Design Florence NightingaleRose Diagram of Mortality in the East (1856)
  7. 7. Information Design Charles Joseph MinardFlow Map of Napoleon’s Campaign (1869)
  8. 8. Information Design applying design principles to translatecomplex, unorganized, or unstructured data into valuable, meaningful information now incorporates the visceral, emotional, and behavioral responses of the user
  9. 9. TRANSCENDENCE ENGAGEMENT Human Centered Design Cooley, chapter 4 in Jacobson (1999) MALLEABILITY PURPOSE DESIGN THINKING OWNERSHIP How might these ideas be applied to cities and communities? PANORAMIC RESPONSIVENESS INCLUSIVENESS COHERENCE @JAMcArthur
  10. 10. TRANSCENDENCE ENGAGEMENT MALLEABILITY PURPOSE OWNERSHIP PANORAMIC RESPONSIVENESS ENGAGEMENT INCLUSIVENESS the system sparks COHERENCE creativity and innovation @JAMcArthur
  11. 11. TRANSCENDENCE ENGAGEMENT MALLEABILITY PURPOSE OWNERSHIP PANORAMIC RESPONSIVENESS MALLEABILITY INCLUSIVENESS the system is flexible COHERENCE and adaptable to changes @JAMcArthur
  12. 12. TRANSCENDENCE ENGAGEMENT MALLEABILITY PURPOSE OWNERSHIP PANORAMIC RESPONSIVENESS INCLUSIVENESS INCLUSIVENESS the system invites COHERENCE participation @JAMcArthur
  13. 13. TRANSCENDENCE ENGAGEMENT MALLEABILITY PURPOSE OWNERSHIP PANORAMIC RESPONSIVENESS OWNERSHIP INCLUSIVENESS users feel that they are part of COHERENCE the design and upkeep of the system @JAMcArthur
  14. 14. connect with me JAMcArthur.com @JAMcArthur John A. McArthur Knight School of Communication Queens University of CharlotteNational Communication Association - November 18, 2012

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