Fifty percent of all trips are 3 miles or less, yet only 1.8% of those trips are biked. Meanwhile, 35.7% of US adults are obese and the transportation sector accounts for 32% of US greenhouse gases. One of the main reasons citizens do not use the healthier mode of cycling is due to a lack of safe infrastructure‚ dedicated bicycle routes, roads with bicycle lanes, and other designated bicycle facilities. The City of Atlanta has a desire to put proper cycling infrastructure in place but needs better information from citizens about where they currently and would like to cycle.
This project explores how community indicator data dashboards can be used as an infrastructure over which to build a community's data literacy.
Data Illustrator is a system that helps graphic designers created data-driven visualizations and infographics without the need to do any programming. More specifically, it is a vector editing tool for creating data visualizations and infographics. Graphic designers can use Data Illustrator to craft their own visualizations by repeating and styling shapes with data-driven rules. The tool supports the creation of expressive, flexible, and parametrically defined visualizations without the need to program them.
Using the Z-wave protocol stack, we are building a controller for the Aware Home using a Raspberry Pi that will allow users to control and query device data on a dashboard. This collected data will then be used to predict usage patterns and serve tips for power saving. Finally, a user-friendly rules engine enables users to create certain¬†rules using sensor data.
DTM API is a musical data sonification toolset for rapid development and experimentation of web-based audio applications. The API offers a data-agnostic, adaptive, and highly interactive real-time system, with reusable and extendable musical structure models to represent data in various ways. The API is being used in several projects, including in Beltline Social Dashboard, Decatur Civic Sonification with Sonic Generator performance, which is presented at Atlanta Science Festival 2015, in collaboration with GTRI Configurable Lab.
Dear Games is an educational program collaboration between Charis Circle, members of the GA Tech Game Studio and Different Games Collective. We offer inclusive events to support diverse participation in videogame developement and culture at the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore, Charis Books and More, with consideration to the ways that longstanding feminist community organizations can inform contemporary efforts to increase diversity in STEM.
Debate Slates is a second screen application experience designed to facilitate discussion of theories and future plot developments of long-form narrative television (e.g. Game of Thrones, True Detective and Fringe); Debate Slates also hopes to facilitate discussions on current events, focusing on televised reportage of ISIS and the developing situation in Iraq and Syria.
This project aims to define the concpet of digital self-harm for the HCI community. In this project we have explored the limited HCI scholarship related to self-harm within a social computing context. We offer the community an operatlonalized defintion of digital self-harm and propose a theoretical base to orientate related research questions into actionable activities. We also describe a research agenda for digital self-harm, highlighting how the HCI community can contribute to the understanding and designing of technologie sfor self-harm prevention, mitigation, and treatment.