— Nina Valkanova

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Projects

Cuenesics is an interaction design study for public displays and mid-air gestural interaction. It proposes a design space for hand-gesture-based mid-air selection techniques on interactive public displays, along with four specific techniques that have been evaluated in different real-world locations. Results from this research are summarized in this publication.

Disclaimer: This is a research project of the Mobile and Physical Interaction Group, Quality and Usability Lab, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany. For more details on the project, please contact Robert Walter.

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The interactive and participatory installation SCSD (Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard) goes on tour within the Connecting Cities EU Initiative, started by Public Art Lab, Berlin. We are extremely excited to be able to extend the project and adapt it to the challenging and innovative media facade of Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. More to come soon!

Disclaimer: Image depicts the project United Colors of Dissent of my friends Mahir M. Yavuz & Orkan Telhan (TR), developed last year within the Connecting Cities initiative.

 

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Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) is an ongoing research and artist collaboration between Moritz Behrens (UCL) and me. It is an interactive and participatory installation that lets citizens engage with and compare opinions on urgent challenges in their cities and across connected cities. SCSD translates instant citizen feedback facilitated by custom-made urban devices into a visual language, which is displayed in real time on a media facade or urban screen. The media facade and its surrounding turn into a stage for social encounter and debate. The aim is to create an open, aesthetic dialogue about the quality of urban living, by playfully allowing people to convey their opinion about urgent challenges.

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The project MyPosition is a collaboration between me, the Mobile & Physical Interaction Team of Telekom Innovation Labs / TU Berlin and the Institute for Internet and Society at the Alexander von Humboldt University in Berlin. It is an interactive urban facade, which represents a collective visualization of citizen opinions. MyPosition has been integrated in the architectural and social fabrics of several local communities in Berlin and aims to enable them to easily participate, come into dialogue and reason on local civic issues and challenges.

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On-going research project. The project “Reveal-it!” envisions the idea of revealing on-site data about the citizens’ energy consumption in urban communities. It proposes a participatory intervention for interactively discovering and visualizing this data via public projection on urban surfaces. Images of several real-world deployments and design process sketches can be seen in our Flickr set.

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