People, Personal Data and the Built Environment

  • Holger Schnädelbach
  • David Kirk

Part of the Springer Series in Adaptive Environments book series (SPSADENV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Holger Schnädelbach, David Kirk
    Pages 1-11
  3. Hamed S. Alavi, Himanshu Verma, Jakub Mlynar, Denis Lalanne
    Pages 13-40
  4. Nils Jäger, Holger Schnädelbach, Jonathan Hale, David Kirk, Kevin Glover
    Pages 41-75
  5. Sara Nabil, David Kirk
    Pages 103-122
  6. Chris Speed, Ewa Luger
    Pages 123-142
  7. Peter James Baldwin
    Pages 143-162
  8. Antti Jylhä, Ismael Harraou, Arnold Jan Quanjer, Jos van Leeuwen
    Pages 163-184

About this book


Personal data is increasingly important in our lives. We use personal data to quantify our behaviour, through health apps or for 'personal branding' and we are also increasingly forced to part with our data to access services. With the proliferation of embedded sensors, the built environment is playing a key role in this developing use of data, even though this remains relatively hidden. Buildings are sites for the capture of personal data. This data is used to adapt buildings to people's behaviour, and increasingly, organisations use this data to understand how buildings are occupied and how communities develop within them. A whole host of technical, practical, social and ethical challenges emerge from this still developing area across interior, architectural and urban design, and many open questions remain.

This book makes a contribution to this on-going discourse by bringing together a community of researchers interested in personal informatics and the design of interactive buildings and environments. The book’s aim is to foster critical discussion about the future role of personal data in interactions with the built environment.

People, Personal Data and the Built Environment is ideal for researchers and practitioners interested in Architecture, Computer Science and Human Building Interaction.


personal data adaptive architecture user experience built environment social computing autonomous vehicles

Editors and affiliations

  • Holger Schnädelbach
    • 1
  • David Kirk
    • 2
  1. 1.Mixed Reality LaboratoryUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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