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Legible Policy in the Participatory City

This is my contribution to the publication “The Pursuit of Legible Policy” (May 2016) which was produced via a collaboration between…

OrganiCity

How might we design and build a service to make “smart city” technology available to all citizens for experimentation and…

From Quantified Self to Quantified City

This post is based on a talk I gave at Interaction16 in Helsinki, March 2016. It’s less “design talk” and…

A Sign for the Times

In 2015, I was lucky to lead a great team at Future Cities Catapult as we investigated potential applications for…

Copenhagen to London

Back in November 2014, I left Copenhagen for London. Having spent 4 years in the Danish capital I considered it…

Interactivos ‘12 “Hack the City: Current and Future Needs”

I am delighted to be involved this year with Interactivos ’12 at the Science Gallery in Dublin in association with MediaLab…

CPH With You: Service Design for Copenhagen Airport

“CPH With You” is a new approach to communication and passenger guidance within Copenhagen Airport. Currently airports communicate with passengers…

CIID Final Project – Week 3

Week three brought Adam Greenfield and Mayo Nissen of Urbanscale to CIID to teach “Systems/Layers”. I felt a certain caution during my…

Rules

So, I’m in the middle of our “Computational Design” workshop and suffering what I call “Generative Artists’ Block”. In other…

Expo 2010 – Shanghai

Back in April I got a chance to visit Shanghai while working on the Irish Pavilion at Expo 2010. Where…

Two Days Out in Birmingham – Day 2

ThinkTank is a science museum in a complex that includes an IMAX theatre and university campus. Spread over four floors,…

Two Days Out in Birmingham – Day 1

A couple of weeks ago in Birmingham I had the opportunity to visit two excellent attractions and get a taste…

Dublin’s Historic Timeline

Commissioned by Dublin City Council and produced by Noho, “Dublin’s Historic Timeline” provides an intuitive way to browse a detailed…

Sliding Through Time – An Arduino Project

Two and a half years ago, I was asked to work on my first interactive exhibition space. Way back then,…

MyCity – The Future for Dublin

Commissioned by Dublin City Council and produced by Noho, “MyCity” is an interactive exhibition giving the public access to information…

My City – The Future for Dublin

I’ve spent the last three months working with the good people at Noho in Dublin to bring together a permanent…

A Step Backwards for Dublin this Christmas

Dublin City Council have voted (by an overwhelming majority) to remove the “bus gate” that has been in place in…

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