E Studio IV: Designing Environments for Social Systems

Project 1: Intelligence in Environments: Novel modes of engagement with data in shared spaces

Shared public spaces are being equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT). Data are collected, stored, used and shared. However, the data that they collect remain intangible for the occupants in these spaces. In this project, I focus on investigating, understanding, and/or materializing novel modes of engagement with data through new forms of probe, prototype, and speculative design.

Types of Data Collected

Research Questions

What are some ways data can be visually represented?

What are some ways data can be tangible?

How can people interact with data in a fun and engaging way?

How can data be visually represented to help people with their everyday lives?

What are some ways people can use data to make a collaborative space?

Renee Chang