The aim of the BRIDE project is to explore the role of smart public infrastructure in making and re-making of public space. Utilizing research through design and mobilizing an empirical-philosophical theory of technology, the research team will engage in the design and construction of data interaction systems for an Internet of Things-enabled 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam.
Building on the concept of cityness, the BRIDE project will provide insight in how designers, technologists, and citizens can utilize IoT technologies for designing urban space that expresses its intelligence from the intersection of people, places, activities and technology, not merely from the presence of cutting-edge technology. The research through design methodologies allow for participatory data-informed design processes that mediate the relation between pedestrians and “their” bridge.
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