Metacity: Design, Data e Urbanity

  • Nelson J. UrssiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10919)


The Technologies of information and communication in all instances of our daily life change the way we live and think. Urban, ubiquitous, locative, multimedia and interconnected computing generates a large amount of data, resulting in an abundance of information about almost everything in our world. In order to redesign our urban life, it is considered the development of more accessible interfaces made in locative applications (geoapps), optimizing queries to society and making participation more accessible and more direct in the project. The research is based on the study of information and media experience in the urban environment. This article composes the body of studies of the UrbeLab group in the research program of the Centro Universitário Senac in São Paulo. The research aims to extend design process in the cities and to collaborate with the practice of creative and collaborative project involving communities. It presents UrbeLab research, through case studies, urban explorations and interviews, where we can observe our present contemporary condition. The city updated in real time is an urban informational ecosystem of new and infinite possibilities of interfaces and interactions.


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  1. 1.Centro Universitário SenacSão PauloBrazil

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