A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Supporting smart citizens: design templates for co-designing data-intensive technologies

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Publication Details
Authors: Wolff Annika, Barker Matthew, Hudson Lorraine, Seffah Ahmed
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Cities
Volume number: 101
ISSN: 0264-2751
eISSN: 1873-6084
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202003309617


The design of interactive technologies for smart cities requires understanding the interactions between diverse data, physical objects, existing services and different stakeholders. Yet there is a lack of supporting methods and tools for modelling the complex interaction processes, especially between humans and data. This can inhibit engagement with smart city applications and services design, particularly for those who are not experts in developing smart technologies. This paper describes the development of a typology and a set of design templates, derived from analysis of both existing and proposed examples of smart apps and services. In the process, it highlights the capability of citizens to contribute to smart city design, if given appropriate support as part of a co-design process. In this regard, we contribute a common language for both professional and non-professional designers to discuss how smart city technologies turn data into services.

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