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Designing digital urban interactions industry landscape and market analysis.

Zaffiro, Gianluca; Melissa, Bracuto; Brynskov, Martin; Smyth, Michael


Gianluca Zaffiro

Bracuto Melissa

Martin Brynskov


Urban Interaction Design addresses the question of how we, as physical beings, will interact with the technologically augmented, data-rich urban environments that increasingly characterize cities. As an emergent field very little analysis has been conducted so far from the point of view of the Industry on this topic. In the present work we describe the Industry landscape, briefly introducing the current design approaches to the Smart Cities and discussing the need for a new wave. Moreover we present the results of a survey we conducted making direct contact to over 100 experts worldwide, aimed at assessing their opinion on the introduction of Interaction Design for innovating the urban context. The outcome represents the first to our knowledge market analysis of this field, covering challenges and opportunities, and describing the most successful best cases already drawing upon it.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 13th International Conference on e-Society 2015
Start Date Mar 14, 2015
End Date Mar 16, 2015
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2015
Publication Date 2015
Deposit Date Aug 7, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 249-254
Book Title 13th International Conference on e-Society 2015
ISBN 978-989-8533-32-6
Keywords Urban Interaction Design; smart cities; urban environments;
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