Christine Wacta, Kya Dickson, Xinyi Liu, and Gia Kieu
A virtual experience platform as a service (PAAS)
This workshop explores a hands-on systemic model-builder approach through users’ engagement and participation in developing a cross-collaborative platform celebrating users’ differences. The session engages participants in user-centred design research and urban analytics featuring enhanced integration of geoscience, machine learning and automated sensors in making efficient urban systems.
Activities include presenting the App, using it to capture emotions, and visualising the results through infographics, data analytics for geospatial assessments and discussions to help understand how intangible data can support urban planning. Capture activities are deployed into the cloud and visualised on dashboards and other forms of interactive infographics. Participants are encouraged to explore all intangible emotion buttons and tangible point captures.
Participants contribute to the cloud-based geo-info-hub that houses the collective effort; however, the data capture is anonymous, revealing only the location and feedback provided (no other user information is collected). A smartphone and QR code are used to download the Geo Emotions application (the App). Participants select an area of interest, indoor or outdoor, and spend 30 minutes experiencing and recording their emotions.
This is a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural and transgenerational initiative that weaves similarities and contradictions to emerge novel ideas in systemic design.
KEYWORDS: AI, PAAS, platform as a service, geo capture, participatory design
Access the APP
Image: QR code to download and explore the Geo Emotions app