Roam-IO:Engaging With People Tracking Data through an Interactive Physical Data Installation

Houben, Steven and Bengler, Ben and Gavrilov, Daniel and Gallacher, Sarah and Nisi, Valentina and Nunes, Nuno Jardim and Capra, Licia and Rogers, Yvonne (2019) Roam-IO:Engaging With People Tracking Data through an Interactive Physical Data Installation. In: International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS). ACM, New York. (In Press)

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Newly emerging urban IoT infrastructures are enabling novel ways of sensing how urban spaces are being used. However, the data produced by these systems are largely context-agnostic, making it difficult to discern what patterns and anomalies in the data mean. We propose a hybrid data approach that combines the quantitative data collected from an urban IoT sensing infrastructure with qualitative data contributed by people answering specific kinds of questions in situ. We developed a public installation, Roam-io, to entice and encourage the public to walk-up and answer questions to suggest what the data might represent and enrich it with subjective observations. The findings from an in the wild study on the island of Madeira showed that many passers-by stopped and interacted with Roam-io and attempted to make sense of the data and contribute in situ observations.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 132782
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2019 08:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: In Press
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 01:04

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