— Nina Valkanova

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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Nina Valkanova, Sergi Jorda, Martin Tomitsch, Andrew Vande Moere. 2013. Reveal-it! The Impact of a Social Visualization Projection on Public Awareness and Discourse. Full Paper. Conditionally Accepted for the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’13.

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Nina Valkanova. Data Visualization and Public Space: Designing for Engaging Information-Augmented Shared Environments. Book Section. In “Urban Media Cultures: Re-shaping Public Space Through Urban Screens and Media Architectures”. Ed. Pop, S., Stalder, U., Tscherteu, G., Struppek, M. Ava Editions. ISBN: 978-3-89986-169-3. Available at Ava Editions and Amazon.

Image courtesy: Public Art Lab Berlin

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Ernesto Arroyo, Leonardo Bonanni, Nina Valkanova. 2012. Embedded Interaction in a Water Fountain for Motivating Behavior Change in Public Space. Note Paper. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’12, May 2012. Video available here.

Image courtesy: Ernesto Arroyo

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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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