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Urban communication pavilion : the design of a multifunctional interactive object to introduce the smart city paradigm in public space

Nijman, Hanke (2011) Urban communication pavilion : the design of a multifunctional interactive object to introduce the smart city paradigm in public space.

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Abstract:Within this assignment a multifunctional interactive object is designed to introduce Italians in public space to 'smart cities'. In context of this project, smart cities are defined as cities in which quality of life and a sustainable environment are enhanced by connection and communication between different urban networks and smart products and services. Current developments in smart cities focus mainly on the theoretical and technical field. The main goal of the design of this assignment is to focus on citizens, and to introduce them to the smart city paradigm. To create guidelines for the design, several analyses are made on the field of smart cities, possible functions and interactions, the target group and public space in Italy. Using these analyses, a program of requirements is defined. Through different concepts, the final design is chosen. The urban communication pavilion is a on its own functioning interactive pavilion, where users can share media like text, images and music through touch screens, a ticker and sound boxes. The urban communication pavilion is part of a network of similar objects and next to that, it can be reached by social networks on the internet and agents who can add information on a specific field. Within this assignment, the main concept of the urban communication pavilion and the design of the object itself are defined. For further development of the urban communication pavilion, firstly, the interaction design of the object should be designed. Then the technical design of the urban communication pavilion needs to be fixed before a prototype can be produced.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
ENEA: Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65146
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