Research

ICT4D and Covid-19

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Qualified Selves: Co-Creating Meaning Post-Big Data

Qualified Selves is a joint project between Lancaster and Edinburgh Universities. Its novel approach to co-design and co-creation has so far allowed for new and exciting prototypes to be developed to help us think about tracking data in different ways.

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GeoPact

Huge benefits in transportation can be gained if Intelligent Transportation Systems such as automated vehicles are enabled to communicate between each other, and their surrounding infrastructure in ways that are simple, reliable, and widely acceptable for human operators. At the same time, it is imperative that the security and privacy of such communications are considered. This project will demonstrate the potential of distributed ledgers such as blockchain as a method of securing the integrity of such systems.

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ThingTank

As objects around us begin to collect data and make suggestions about what might be desirable, it is possible that they may even be able to design things that we could never think of. Project Thing Tank is doing design research on these possibilities.

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Design in Action

Doing things in new ways, solving problems and pushing boundaries are the essence of any good economy.

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Community Hacking

The Community Web2.0: creative control through hacking project sought to explore whether concepts and vocabularies emerging in relation to the Internet could usefully be applied to understandings of off-line contemporary community relations and practices.

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