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Urban Interaction Design 20x20 slides, FET11, Budapest

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Urban Interaction Design 20x20 slides, FET11, Budapest

  1. 1. Michael Smyth, Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University, UK www.michael-smyth.co.uk www.urbanixd.org
  2. 2. What is Urban Interaction Design?
  3. 3. Why do we need an inter-disciplinary network?
  4. 4. The network will address human and societal issues that arise as diverse communitiesengage with the increasingly technological landscape of growing urban European regions.
  5. 5. Cities are getting bigger in size and variety.
  6. 6. Speed of change and lack of stability in populations.
  7. 7. Increased overlay of digital data and media in the built environment.
  8. 8. Raises questions about the ways that people will understand and interact with this information.
  9. 9. Urban dwellers are heterogeneous in their cultural backgrounds, aspirations and values.
  10. 10. Places demands on researchers, technologists and policymakers as they ensure that societal needs are understood and met.
  11. 11. Pervasive technologies will become increasingly prevalent, and individuals will encounter and interact with these systems knowingly and unknowingly in their daily lives.
  12. 12. No choice about interacting.
  13. 13. Technological paradigm shift raises fundamental issues including: transparency; ownership, boundaries, security, convenience, control and privacy.
  14. 14. Urban Interaction Design addresses the intersection of people with the data-rich city.
  15. 15. The approach accepts the complexity of individuals and society and seeks to explore it through an ethnographically informed research methodology.
  16. 16. The Urban Interaction Design network will be inter-disciplinary and will enable the exchange of ideas that will feed into current and future FET research.
  17. 17. The network will aim to foster dialogue with related disciplines including the humanities and the social sciences.
  18. 18. Outreach will be achieved through publications, exhibitions and design activities.
  19. 19. The network has the goal of informing and shaping the future research agenda in this emerging multi-disciplinary field.
  20. 20. Michael Smyth, Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University, UK www.michael-smyth.co.uk www.urbanixd.org

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