Personal, public: Using DIY to explore citizen-led efforts in urban computing

Solomon Bisker, Mark Gross, Donald Carter, Eric Paulos, Anastasia Kuznetsov

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Abstract

As communities develop technological literacy and explore how technology can impact their lives, the future of urban computing will come from grass-roots initiatives in addition to traditional top-down urban planning. To this end, we aim to engage the do-it- yourself (DIY) community in exploring how individuals can add technology to their communities. As design probes into this space, we have built prototype devices around off-the-shelf technology, open-ended interactions and simple engineering techniques familiar to the DIY community. Through evolving these devices with both the technical DIY community and Pittsburgh's local communities, we hope to spark citizen-led efforts in bringing novel applications of computing to our communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Pages3547-3552
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2010Apr 15 2010

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/10/104/15/10

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Keywords

  • Cameras
  • Community
  • DIY
  • Government
  • Photography
  • Public performance
  • Story telling
  • Throwies
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Urban computing
  • Urban planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Bisker, S., Gross, M., Carter, D., Paulos, E., & Kuznetsov, A. (2010). Personal, public: Using DIY to explore citizen-led efforts in urban computing. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 3547-3552) https://doi.org/10.1145/1753846.1754016

Personal, public : Using DIY to explore citizen-led efforts in urban computing. / Bisker, Solomon; Gross, Mark; Carter, Donald; Paulos, Eric; Kuznetsov, Anastasia.

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2010. p. 3547-3552.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bisker, S, Gross, M, Carter, D, Paulos, E & Kuznetsov, A 2010, Personal, public: Using DIY to explore citizen-led efforts in urban computing. in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. pp. 3547-3552, 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA, United States, 4/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1145/1753846.1754016
Bisker S, Gross M, Carter D, Paulos E, Kuznetsov A. Personal, public: Using DIY to explore citizen-led efforts in urban computing. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2010. p. 3547-3552 https://doi.org/10.1145/1753846.1754016
Bisker, Solomon ; Gross, Mark ; Carter, Donald ; Paulos, Eric ; Kuznetsov, Anastasia. / Personal, public : Using DIY to explore citizen-led efforts in urban computing. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2010. pp. 3547-3552
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