Contextualsing

Contextualising

The impact of digital technology on the built environment can only be measured and evaluated when the technology is applied within a context.

Thus, graduation projects in Smart and Ubiquitous Cities and Responsive Environments investigated the grand contextual narrative of mobility, through use of sensors and ICT technology.

Students looking into Smart and Ubiquitous Cities investigated how digital technologies such as ubiquitous computing, information networks, sensors and information communication technology (ICT) can contribute to solving  urban dilemmas. These projects, on an urban scale, will not alter the ‘hard’ infrastructure of cities but instead address their ‘soft’ infostructure in form of knowledge communication and social infrastructure, with the aim of empowering citizens, and helping them to make better choices in their day-to-day living. We want to create resilient cities that generate more liveable and vibrant communities.

Our Responsive Environments students created digital landscapes that overlay our physical world with new urban interactions and perceptions to offer ever-richer experiences and to explore how sensor networks augment and mediate human experiences. Students undertake graduation design projects as collaborative experiments that created new concepts for future interactive spaces by applying sensing modalities and enabling technologies to enhance the human experience in the built environment via urban interaction design concepts.