Urban Sensing at M-ITI has been involved since 2015 in developing projects (Citizen X, North Circular, Words in Freedom) for holistic community engagement that combines affective computing, geospatial annotation, urban crowdsourcing, social curation, and place-based peer-to-peer networking for enhanced urban livability; use of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons for tracking human-human proxemics; design fiction for real world impact; and collaborative writing tools for activism and self-expression.
References to the Research
Ashby, S., Hanna, J., Matos, S. & Rodrigues, R. (2017) 'Words in Freedom: A Manifesto Machine as Critical Design', to appear in Proc. ACE 2017
Ashby, S., Hanna, J. & Rodrigues, R. (2017) 'Using Estimotes to Simulate Proxemic Surveillance for an Interactive Art Installation', in Proc. CHI 2017
Hanna, J. & Ashby, S. (2016) 'From Design Fiction to Future Models of Community Building and Civic Engagement ', in Proc. NordiCHI 2016
Ashby, S., Hanna, J., Vieira, T., Abreu, F., Oakley, I. & Campos, P. (2015) 'Citizen X: Designing for Holistic Community Engagement', in Proc. CHItaly
Sources to Corroborate the Impact
Dr. Ian Oakley, Associate Professor - School of Design and Human Engineering, UNIST, South Korea (Partner of the research, CHItaly paper co-author)