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Interactions in hybrid urban space: the UrbanIxD Symposium

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Now open for registration: www.citydatafuture.eu/symposium

Symposium: 25th Sept 2014

Exhibition: 24th Sept – 7th Oct 2014

Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, Italy

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Alongside the exhibition taking place in Venice, the UrbanIxD project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. These events are a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.

Keynote speaker: Dan Hill

Executive Director of Futures and Best Practice for the Future Cities Catapult, UK. A designer and urbanist, Dan previously served as CEO of Italian communications research centre and design studio, Fabrica, and has held leadership positions at the Finish Innovation Fund, SITRA, as well as Arup, Monocle, and the BBC.  

Papers, Posters, and Discussion Panel with Martin Brynskov

The programme will include presentations of position papers, case studies, and posters that address the UrbanIxD exhibition and project themes in novel and inspiring ways, drawing on original work. We hope that the symposium will encourage debate around the key research challenges for the future of the new domain of Urban Interaction Design. This interdisciplinary domain seeks to place people at the centre of design for interactive products and services in the urban environment. To round off the day, Martin Brynskov will host a discussion panel to debate the emerging themes of Urban Interaction Design. 

This interdisciplinary symposium is aimed at participants from domains such as: Design, Interaction Design, Architecture, Urban Design & Planning, Media Architecture, New Media Art, Sociology, Anthropology & other related fields. 

All accepted work will be published online after the symposium. 

About the UrbanIxD project www.urbanixd.eu

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.  

www.citydatafuture.eu

Symposium registration fee is €60 (€30 for full-time students)

The UrbanIxD project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 323687 

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