How do you think Urban Informatics can be applied to Architecture & your Design Process?
Urban Informatics is “the study, design and practice of urban experiences across different urban contexts that are created by now opportunities of real-time, ubiquitous technology & the augmentation that mediates the physical & digital layers of people networks & urban infrastructures” (from Week 5 Lecture by Marcus Foth).
Urban Informatics could be utilised in gathering data on:
Demographics in an Area
Pollution e.g. Pollution indicators were attached to the back of taxi’s to create mobile pollution indicators.
Peoples interactions in & surrounding a Site
Peoples interactions in a Building
The Publics suggestions for a Design
Peoples Feedback on a Design e.g. Print Out App (onto an Eftpos Receipt)
Data from Sustainable Technologies e.g. by using Urban Informatics data was created from Solar Panels about the: peak consumption periods, production periods & surplus energy.
Suggestions to Updates on a Building
These could be achieved through Social Networking (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Phone Applications and GPS navigations in a car.