EXPLORING DIY SENTIMENT INTERFACES IN MEDIATED URBAN SPACES

Behrens

Workshop 1

Location: The Plaza under the Big Screen, Plymouth City Centre.
Starting at:Roland Levinsky Building, Room 203.


With the proliferation of ubiquitous computing technologies in urban spaces novel interfaces allow our experiences to be mediated anytime and anywhere. Besides navigating through cities, capturing our experiences and sharing them with remote friends urban computing increasingly enables the expression of sentiments in real-time. Whereas urban user interfaces are currently mostly limited to smart phones, the aim of this workshop is to bring experts from a variety of scientific domains together, i.e., User Experience, HCI, public displays, and architecture to exchange ideas and discuss the impact of novel interfaces and any-time- anywhere expression of sentiments in urban spaces. Overall, the goal of the workshop is to create a common base and further extend our knowledge on technology mediated urban spaces and its users and how we perceive them from an academic as well as practitioners perspective. This workshop targets the development of an interdisciplinary view on urban spaces and the way we express our sentiments within.

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EXPLORING DIY SENTIMENT INTERFACES IN MEDIATED URBAN SPACES

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1 May 2015, University of Plymouth, UK

 http://mediacity.i-dat.org/exploring-diy-sentiment-interfaces-in-mediated-urban-spaces/

How do people engage with socio-spatial challenges within the built environment? How do they actually express their sentiments about social wellbeing in the city? And how do we design experiences based on sentiment interfaces in a holistic way?

Part of the challenge is that there are currently only a few applications and interfaces that allow people to express their feelings in the urban realm.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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The ‘DIY Sentiment Interfaces’ workshop invites papers that explore the idea of ‘DIY Sentiment Interfaces’ in critical ways and the relation between ‘sentiment interfaces’ and everyday urban life.

In this one-day workshop, we explore DIY sentiment interfaces in mediated urbanspaces. We inviteshort presentations to share participants’ research, a prototyping and DIY tinkering session outdoors with access to the Plymouth BBC screen and a group discussion. 

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WORKSHOP THEMES 

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Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Enabling technologies, software architectures, and protocols for exploring sentiments in urban spaces.
  • Tangible user interfaces (TUI), mobile devices, small and large displays, social networking services, bio- and sensor-based networks as singular or mesh technologies for  sensing sentiments in urban space.
  • Novel applications for Tangible user interfaces (TUI), mobile devices, public displays, and social networking services that enhance exploration of the urban spaces.
  • Novel applications that quantify/visualize current amount of sentiments available in urban spaces.
  • Interaction concepts and metaphors for sentiments  in urban spaces.
  • Personalizing the experience of exploring the urban space for people.
  • Tools for measuring and assessing the impact of technology on sentiments of mediated urban spaces.
  • Understanding the user experience of sentiment applications in mediated urban spaces in a holistic way, i.e., both unmediated and mediated through expression of sentiments.
  • Frameworks and toolkits for TUIs public displays, mobile phones, and social networks that work within urban settings.
  • User engagement with socio-spatial challenges within the built environment
  • Leveraging social networking services and recommender systems within the urban space.
  • Application of real-time sentiment sensing and display in public spaces

Maximum number of participants: We have room for 20 people including workshop organisers. A selection of applications is made by the workshop organisers based on the proposal’s quality, the thematic relevance and the applicants’ hands on approaches.

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IMPORTANT DATES

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Abstract submission deadline: 20 April 2015

Notification of selected papers: 22 April 2015

Final papers due: 25 April 2015

Workshop: 01 May 2015

Final papers due: 25 April 2015

Workshop: 01 May 2015

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SUBMISSIONS

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Please submit your position paper including a short biography, no longer than 4 pages following this template:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18731268/Mediacity5_SubmissionTemplate_Workshop.docx  

 

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ORGANISERS

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Organisers:
Moritz Behrens, University College London
Nina Valkanova, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Konstantinos Mavromichalis, University College London
Ava Fatah gen. Schieck, University College London

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CONTACT

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Moritz Behrens (moritz.behrens@ucl.ac.uk