Missing intentionality : the limitations of social media analysis for participatory urban design

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Publication BookChapter
Title Missing intentionality : the limitations of social media analysis for participatory urban design
Author(s) Simeone, Luca
Date 2016
Editor(s) Gordon, Eric; Mihailidis, Paul
English abstract
This paper reflects upon some limitations of Urban Sensing, a EU-funded research project that explores the potential of social media analysis and data visualization as a source of knowledge for participatory urban planning processes. In Urban Sensing we did not only collect users’ contributions related to the context of their use and perception of the city, but all kinds of contributions, such as private comments or conversations with friends that are completely unrelated to urban issues. In most of the contributions collected in our platform, there is no intentionality from the users to post a tweet or check-in at Foursquare as actions to influence urban planning and management processes. Can this lack of intentionality undermine the potential of our platform as a bottom-up component for participatory processes?
Link http://civicmediaproject.org/works/civic-media-project/index (external link to publication)
Publisher MIT Press
Host/Issue Civic Media : Technology, Design, Practice
ISBN 9780262034272
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Note This is a new format of publication, based on a framework called Scalar. The publication is published by MIT Press and available online (direct link to my contribution: http://civicmediaproject.org/works/civic-media-project/missingintentionalityparticipatoryurbandesign).
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18926 (link to this page)

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