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Data and Its Street Life

Issue: XXII.5 September-October 2015
Page: 6
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David Sweeney, Tim Regan, John Helmes, Vasillis Vlachokyriakos, Siân Lindley, Alex Taylor

The Bullfrogs and physical charts are two outcomes of a yearlong project engagement with a community on Tenison Road in Cambridge, U.K. The engagement sought to better comprehend how the community understands data and to experiment with ways of enriching and expanding how they might use their own data. The Bullfrogs are devices built for people's homes in the community to enable local polling and voting. The physical charts have been designed to display local data and draw people in to seeing and using relevant data in different ways.


Tenison Road devices from Microsoft Research HXD Design on Vimeo.

Taylor, A.S., Lindley, S., Regan, T., and Sweeney, D. Data and life on the street. Big Data & Society 1, 2 (2014).

DOI: 10.1177/2053951714539278;

Taylor, A.S., Lindley, S., Regan, T., Sweeney, D., Vlachokyriakos, V., Grainger, L., and Lingel, J. Data-in-Place: Thinking through the relations between data and community. Proc. of CHI'15. ACM, New York, 2015, 2863–2872. DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702558

David Sweeney, Microsoft Research

Tim Regan, Microsoft Research

John Helmes, Microsoft Research

Vasillis Vlachokyriakos, Newcastle University

Siân Lindley, Microsoft Research

Alex Taylor, Microsoft Research
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