— Nina Valkanova

Walter, R., Valkanova, N., Bailly, G. Mueller, J. Cuenesics: Using Mid-Air Gestures to Choose Options on Interactive Public Displays. MobileHCI’14 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, ACM, Upcoming.

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Lloret, J., Valkanova, N. Puzzle Facade: a site-specific Urban Technological Intervention. EA DIS’14 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Upcoming.

Disclaimer. Puzzle Facade is a project of Javi Lloret. Contact him or visit his webpage for more details.

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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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Nina Valkanova, Robert Walter, Andrew Vande Moere, Jörg Müller. MyPosition: Sparking Civic Discourse by a Public Interactive Poll Visualization. In Proc. of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW’14.

Download PDF version of the paper here. More on the project can be found here.

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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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