Building on an interdisciplinary theoretical study, this thesis produces a new framework for understanding the impacts of locative technologies upon the perception and production of cities. This is applied to several case studies as well as the authors own design-research interventions to investigate the types of urban spaces produced by these technologies. The research found that the exploitation of location data to 'optimise' the ability of public spaces to attract attention and activity presents several major political, ethical, and social issues. Methods are then explored through which future design interventions can help to bring these issues to public awareness.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||14 May 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|