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Instrumenting the city: Developing methods for observing and understanding the digital cityscape

O'Neill, E; Kostakos, V; Kindberg, T; Fatah Gen Schiek, A; Penn, A; Fraser, DS; Jones, T; (2006) Instrumenting the city: Developing methods for observing and understanding the digital cityscape. In: UNSPECIFIED (315 - 332).

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Abstract

We approach the design of ubiquitous computing systems in the urban environment as integral to urban design. To understand the city as a system encompassing physical and digital forms and their relationships with people's behaviours, we are developing, applying and refining methods of observing, recording, modelling and analysing the city, physically, digitally and socially. We draw on established methods used in the space syntax approach to urban design. Here we describe how we have combined scanning for discoverable Bluetooth devices with two such methods, gatecounts and static snapshots. We report our experiences in developing, field testing and refining these augmented methods. We present initial findings on the Bluetooth landscape in a city in terms of patterns of Bluetooth presence and Bluetooth naming practices. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Instrumenting the city: Developing methods for observing and understanding the digital cityscape
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Architecture
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Built Environment Faculty Office

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