The UrbanIxD Symposium

Registration now open: link

The registration fee is €60 (€30 for full-time students) which includes lunch & coffee.

Date Thursday, 25th September 2014
Venue Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, Italy.1
Opening times 10.00 – 18.00

Keynote speaker: Dan Hill

Alongside the UrbanIxD exhibition taking place in Venice, the project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. This exhibition is a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.2

Papers, Posters, Discussion Panel

The programme will include presentations of position papers, case studies, and posters that address the UrbanIxD exhibition and project themes in novel and inspiring ways, drawing on original work. We hope that the symposium will encourage debate around the key research challenges for the future of the new domain of Urban Interaction Design. This interdisciplinary domain seeks to place people at the centre of design for interactive products and services in the urban environment.

To round off the day, Martin Brynskov will host a discussion panel to debate the emerging themes of Urban Interaction Design. Panelists will include:

  • Dave Carter, Centre for Urban Policy Studies, University of Manchester, UK
  • Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Martijn de Waal, The Mobile City, the Netherlands
  • Lea Rekow, Green My Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Tobias Revell, ARUP, Superflux, The Royal College of Art, UK

This interdisciplinary symposium is aimed at participants from domains such as: Design, Interaction Design, Architecture, Urban Design & Planning, Media Architecture, New Media Art, Sociology, Anthropology & other related fields. All accepted work will be published online after the symposium. (UrbanIxD: Designing Human Interactions in the Networked City – www.urbanixd.eu)

Many of the UrbanIxD advisory board members will be attending this symposium, so this will be an opportunity for networking and discussion of the emerging themes that the UrbanIxD project has addressed. See the full list of advisory board members here: urbanixd.eu/about.

Draft programme, subject to change

List of Posters

  1. In the old convent of San Salvador near to the Rialto Bridge. 

  2. More information about the UrbanIxD project work can be found here