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Design tools for pervasive computing in urban environments

Fatah gen Schieck, A; Kostakos, V; Penn, A; O'Neill, E; Kindberg, T; Stanton Fraser, D; Jones, T; (2006) Design tools for pervasive computing in urban environments. In: van Leeuwen, JPT and P, HJ, (eds.) Innovations in design and decision support systems in architecture and urban planning. (467 - 486). Springer: Dordrecht, Netherlands.

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Abstract

In this paper we report on ongoing research in which the implications of urban scale pervasive computing (always and everywhere present) are investigated for urban life and urban design in the heritage environment of the city of Bath. We explore a theoretical framework for understanding and designing pervasive systems as an integral part of the urban landscape. We develop a framework based on Hillier’s Space Syntax theories and Kostakos’ PSP framework which encompasses the analysis of space and spatial patterns, alongside the consideration of personal, social and public interaction spaces to capture the complex relationship between pervasive systems, urban space in general and the impact of the deployment of pervasive systems on people’s relationships to heritage and to each other. We describe these methodological issues in detail before giving examples from early studies of the types of result we are beginning to find.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Design tools for pervasive computing in urban environments
ISBN:1-4020-5059-3
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 20th Jul 2006
Keywords:Urban Space, Pervasive Systems, Interaction Space
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Built Environment Faculty Office

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