Urban HCI: (Re)adapting the city together

Danilo Di Mascio, Rachel Clarke, Yoko Akama, Flora Salim

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With growing urban populations, the World Health Organization has highlighted the importance of urban design for everyone. It is widely recognized that quality of life in the urban environment could be improved through participatory design that includes the active involvement of diverse citizens. Technologies can offer potential tools for such inclusive engagement, however, working together across disciplines and expertise presents key challenges. The design and infrastructure of cities is inherently complex and requires attention to inclusion, translation, sharing and communicating information in effective and constructive ways across diverse constituencies. This workshop intends to bring together a multi-disciplinary community of researchers and designers who are investigating theories, practices, methodologies and technologies of the city; how we live in and (re)adapt them to changing needs together with citizens. This includes technologies that support collecting data on, representing and sharing aspects of urban environments and experiences, architectural envisioning, grass-roots civic engagement, local government planning, activism and creative practice. Our aim is to map a multi-disciplinary agenda for the future of urban HCI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2016 Companion - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFuse
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343152
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20168 Jun 2016
Conference number: 11
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ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Abbreviated titleDIS 2016
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