Archive: White Paper Proposal

Archive: White Paper Proposal

2012

Laura Forlano & Anijo Punnen Mathew

Laura Forlano & Anijo Punnen Mathew

Dr. Laura Forlano and Prof. Anijo Punnen Mathew of the Illinois Institute of Technology are the 2012 recipients of the UCF White Paper Award on “Designing Digital Networks for Urban Public Space”. They began their work this Fall.

In this project, we will conduct workshops in three major metropolitan centers of the US – Chicago, New York, and Boston. The workshops will use open and participatory design methods to engage local policymakers, entrepreneurs, activists, academics, graduate students and citizens in discussions and hands-on activities, and will allow us to re-imagine the ways in which digital technologies can be embedded in public spaces. We believe such an engagement will play an important role in educating key stakeholders about the role of digital technology in emergent forms of citizen engagement. They will also help in transferring hands-on knowledge about co-design and design methods to new constituencies outside of the field of design specifically to help build multidisciplinary networks across government, business, activism and academia.

Future updates will be posted here.