Posts by Dries De Roeck

Urban participation 2.0

Throughout June, we’re experimenting with a new format to involve citizens in policy making. We’re collaborating with the town of Schilde (near Antwerp, Belgium). For this experiment, our research team created a ‘participation pavilion’. This physical installation is designed to be placed in public spaces of a city or municipality for a set amount of time. The goal of the installation is to collect opinions, ideas, needs and wishes of the citizens. All interaction is audio-based using natural speech, which gets digitally processed afterwards.

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Internet of Things Ideation at ThingsCon Amsterdam

Last month, our research team had the opportunity to host a workshop at the Thingscon conference in Amsterdam. During the workshop, we introduced participants to an ‘IoT Ideation Tool’ mashup, which consisted of Studio Dott’s IoT Ideation Cards and Futurice’s IoT Service Kit.

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