Great post on the GovLab website describing Kevin Werbach’s presentation on gamification: more specifically, how innovative organizations are applying the techniques that make games so powerfully engaging. Here’s a link to the GovLab article: Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate by Stefaan Verhulst on March 19, 2015.
The project BREATHE (European Research Council Grant Agreement number 268479) studied whether exposure of children in primary school to traffic-related air pollutants is associated with impaired cognitive development. As part of the study they gave mobile sensors to students to assess their exposure to black carbon on their trip to school. Results were published in Environmental […]
Citizen Sense is an European Research Council project investigating the relationship between technologies and practices of environmental sensing and citizen engagement. The project runs from 2013 – 2017 and is being led by Dr Jennifer Gabrys. According to the project’s home page: Practices of monitoring and sensing environments have migrated to a number of everyday participatory […]
Mission Control: A History of the Urban Dashboard is a fascinating article taking you from the word dashboard’s origin through examples of what we think of today as urban dashboards. But it’s more than a history, author Shannon Mattern integrates critical thought about data, how it’s analysed and used, as well as ideas for the […]
BreezoMeter combines publicly available air quality data and weather data with algorithms they have developed to provide hyper-local (i.e., type in an address) air quality information in real time. The app also makes recommendations for whether it’s a good idea to go for a run, or take your kids for a walk. As Ben Schiller writes in FastCo, BreezoMeter […]
Data Canvas’ Sense Your City project is a contest for people to develop applications using data from 100 sensors built by people in 7 cities. If you’re from one of the 7 participating cities (San Francisco, Boston, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Bangalore, Singapore or Shanghai) you can apply to receive a sensor from Data Canvas (Deadline: December 5, 2014!). […]
The goal of this blog is to share best practices for involving the public in helping plan and support sustainable urban transportation. The main objective is to identify tools that help people become really involved rather than just commenting. Here’s a cool idea from the East End Quality of Life Initiative in Sheffield England that […]