Designing Human Interactions in the Networked City
Urban Interaction Design Summer School, August 2013
The UrbanIxD project Summer School in Split, Croatia was an interdisciplinary interaction design event. There was a line up of inspirational speakers, and participants worked in groups lead by experienced atelier leaders. At the end of the week, the work, inspired by a critical design/design fiction approach, was presented as an open exhibition.
UrbanIxD Summer School: August 2013: Full details about the work and the projects.
The summer school reader: the document to accompany the Summer School event.
From Urban Space to Future Place. Read about how the UrbanIxD summer school applied critical design and design fiction to future urban technologies.
UrbanIxD is a 2 year European project that will build a research network around the domain of data-rich urban environments, focusing on human activities, experiences and behaviours.
A transformation is taking place in how our cities work. Cites are being laced with sensors and mobile technologies that are generating a myriad of urban informatics experiences. A digital landscape overlays our physical world and is expanding to offer ever-richer experiences. In the cities of the future, computing isn’t just with us; it surrounds us, and it uses the context of our environment to empower us in more natural, yet powerful ways.
By employing a Critical Design methodology the UrbanIxD project will provide an opportunity to re-think what intelligent connected communities of the future might actually look like. It will question the premise of the smart city and will develop a community of researchers with a shared commitment to the foregrounding of the human experience in the field of Urban Interaction Design.
If you would like to be part of this community and want to shape the vision of the future city, then join the UrbanIxD network.