Urban interfaces play an important role in the field of media architecture and smart cities. They enable citizens to access the digital layer of the city, to interact with urban applications, and to make more informed decisions about how they utilise the urban infrastructure. As the field of media architecture is diversifying, urban interfaces can also take on new forms, from advanced projections, robotic installations to bio-hybrid materials. These interfaces are complex to develop and in many cases difficult to test in real-life situations with users. This workshop invites people working in this field to submit new approaches for prototyping next generation interfaces in urban environments. The aim of the workshop is to take stock of the status quo and to inspire new approaches that have the potential to accelerate and support future work on designing and evaluating emerging urban interfaces.
Through this workshop, we are calling for submissions and participants that propose or document new approaches for prototyping and designing urban interfaces. This may include approaches that have been trialled and tested, concrete demonstrations of approaches, as well as conceptual proposals for what future prototyping approaches may look like. Contributors are invited to give a 10-minutes presentation about their work.
Contributors are asked to submit a 500 words abstract for their talk, outlining their work in this area and a detailed description of their proposed prototyping approach. Further, we ask to submit a short biography along your abstract. The workshop offers an opportunity to receive feedback from others working in this field, to exchange ideas, to share challenges, and to get new perspectives. Abstracts can be sent through in any format to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the workshop, selected contributors will be invited to submit an further version of their work to a magazine article on prototyping urban interfaces, convened by the workshop organisers.
We are interested in submissions that address one or more of the following topics:
The proposed workshop is split up in four main sections, each section lasting approximately one hour:
We will have expert speakers giving short talks about their work in or at the intersection of architecture, urban planning, automation and human-computer interaction. Full list of speakers will be announced shortly.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the workshop.