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Reasoning with spatial logics A prototype iconographic tool for deliberation in urban domains

O'Brien, J; Hunter, A; (2017) Reasoning with spatial logics A prototype iconographic tool for deliberation in urban domains. In: Heitor, T and Serra, M and Silva, JP and Bacharel, M and da Silva, LC, (eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium 2017. (pp. 189.1-189.6). Instituto Superior Técnico: Lisbon, Portugal. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we report on some recent, exploratory research into development of a graphic tool for reasoning about urban community formations, as part of a wider UCL project 'Visualizing Community Inequalities', (supported by the Leverhulme Trust). This paper focuses on one section of the research relating to the challenge of integrating diverse and complex data derived from urban community settings. To address this challenge, we have drawn on insights from social and spatial analytical literature, including notions of class categorizations and spatial patterning and ordering. We sought to test how working with a set of visual, intuitive and interactive tools may help urban practitioners to reason about community formations, and to construct iconographic 'concept graphs' to represent their knowledge. To this end we led a participatory workshop, in which participants engaged with research data and explored some ways in which concept graphs might incorporate conceptual and spatial categories to build urban domain knowledge representations (KR). We do not offer firm conclusions in this paper, but outline a broad theoretical background to our approach, some of the basic methods we explored and employed, and suggest further avenues for research in KR for urban practice.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Reasoning with spatial logics A prototype iconographic tool for deliberation in urban domains
Event: 11th International Space Syntax Symposium 2017
ISBN-13: 9789729899447
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.11ssslisbon.pt/docs/6-posters-05072017....
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10062907
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