MAS.551: Disruptive Applications for Pervasive Computing

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How can we transform today’s cities into intelligent living systems of tomorrow?

The goal of the class was to imagine and design emerging technologies and innovative user experiences to reshape the way people connect, communicate and interact with services, products and spaces in the urban context.

Students worked in multi-disciplinary teams to develop disruptive concepts for pervasive urban computing, designing scenarios for smart cities, interfaces and applications. The workshop was in collaboration with AVEA Labs, Turkish Telecom. The class creatively explored how social engagement could transform tomorrow’s smart cities, and how we can develop mobile applications to improve the human experience in cities, exploring location based technology and multimedia systems.