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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sara HeitlingerORCiD,
Dr Robert Comber
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2018.
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We present a case study of a participatory design project in the space of sustainable smart cities and Internet of Things. We describe our design process that led to the development of an interactive seed library that tells the stories of culturally diverse urban food growers, and networked environmental sensors from their gardens, as a way to support more sustainable food practices in the city. This paper contributes to an emerging body of empirical work within participatory design that seeks to involve citizens in the design of smart cities and Internet of Things, particularly in the context of marginalised and culturally diverse urban communities. It also contributes empirical work towards non-utilitarian approaches to sustainable smart cities through a discussion of designing for urban diversity and slowness.
Author(s): Heitlinger S, Bryan-Kinns N, Comber Rob
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: PDC '18 Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference
Year of Conference: 2018
Pages: Article No. 18
Online publication date: 20/08/2018
Acceptance date: 10/03/2018
Date deposited: 25/06/2018
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